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Jonathan Dickson Ikin

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Jonathan Dickson Ikin (1826-1893)

1826 Born in Southwark, son of James Ikin C.E. and his wife Margaret[1]

Apprenticed to his father

c.1844 Worked for Mr Rastrick for 2 years as assistant engineer on the South Coast lines and in Ireland

c.1846 Worked for Mr Fowler for 10 years including 8 years as Principal Engineering Assistant

1850 of 2 Queen's Square Place, Westminster. Joined I Mech E[2]

c.1856 Worked on his own account as a civil engineer including railways in Transylvania and Hungary, waterworks in Spain and as resident engineer on a section of the Bahia and San Francisco Railway; also worked on design and construction of wrought iron bridges

1866 Proposed to join Inst Civil Engineers

1866 Married Annie Elliff Long in Camberwell[3]

1891 Civil Engineer, living in East Dulwich with his wife Annie[4]

1893 Died in Camberwell[5]

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Sources of Information

  • Civil Engineer records 1865-1867