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AKA Nichol Hugh Baird
1796 Born in Glasgow, son of Hugh Baird, superintendent of the Forth and Clyde Canal.
1816 Apprenticed to his father, began to study engineering
Employed on reconstruction work at St Petersburg
1828 Emigrated to Canada; clerk of works on the construction of the Rideau Canal
Then supervised construction of the Trenton Bridge over the Trent river
1831 Nichol Baird of Upper Canada, Civil Engineer, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.