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John Dyson, the Younger

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John Dyson (c1762-1849)

c.1762 Born, probably son of John Dyson, senior

Contractor of Newington, near Bawtry

Wife Elizabeth

1799 Birth of son John William (1799-1843)

1800 Contract for excavation of the City Canal

1802 Worked on the walls of the London Docks

1805 Contract for the excavation of the Royal Military Canal in conjunction with William Bough and James Hollinsworth; later they were all dismissed

c.1806 Son Thomas and daughter Elizabeth born at Prospect Place, Mile End

Contracts for excavation of the West India Docks and the Grand Surrey Canal

1809 Appointed County Surveyor for Dorset

1824 Appointed engineer to the Bedford Level Commissioners

1839 Left the employ of the Commissioners. Living at Downham Market

1849 Died at age 87.

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Sources of Information

  • A biographical dictionary of civil engineers in Great Britain and Ireland By A. W. Skempton