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William Coulson

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William Coulson (1816-1894) of Crossgate Iron Foundry.

Mining Engineer and iron founder, 32 Crossgate, Durham ; and Shamrock House, Durham.

1840 Railway engine driver on the Stockton and Darlington Railway


1894 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM COULSON was born at Whickham in the county of Durham on 14th April 1816.

He became a mining engineer, and was connected with the winning of the following collieries:- Seaham, Silksworth, Heaton, Adelaide, Bowburn, Coxhoe, Crow Trees, Evenwood, Grange, Haswell, Thornley, Sherburn, Sherburn Hill, Castle Eden, Seaton, Waldridge, and others.

He had engineering works at Durham, from which were originated the Grange Iron Works.

Besides carrying out sinkings in nearly all the English coalfields, he spent some time in Portugal exploring for coal, and also opened out a considerable number of collieries in Germany.

His death took place at his residence at Carlton Miniott, near Thirsk, on 24th January 1894, in his seventy-eighth year.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1868.



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