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John Hodgson Jones

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John Hodgson Jones (1823-1892)

1849 Birth of son William John Jones

1857 of 1 Poet's Corner, Westminster.[1]

1893 Obituary [2]

JOHN HODGSON JONES was born in London on the 29th of April, 1823. It being decided that he should adopt the profession of engineering, he was placed as a pupil with the late Mr. T. Doe.

After serving a regular apprenticeship to that gentleman, he was employed for four years under the late T. G. Barlow, in the erection of gas and waterworks at Padua, Venice, and other places.

His next engagement was one of three years under the late E. O. Manby, on the construction of gasworks at Madrid, Valencia, and Malaga.

In 1849 Mr. Jones commenced to practise on his own account. The first work of importance he carried out was the drainage of the Duke of Bedford’s estates at Wansford and Thorney. He was then engaged in the construction of waterworks at Arequipa in Peru ; gasworks at Leatherhead, Malvern, and Banbury; waterworks at Banbury; and gas, water, and sewerage works at Thorney.

He also designed gasworks for Bombay;....[more]

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