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William Langdon

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William Langdon

c.1811 born in St Stevens, Cornwall

Pupil at Boulton and Watt

1833 Worked for Boulton and Watt on the erection of steam engines and machinery generally

1844 of Fenchurch St, London, working for Boulton and Watt. Proposal to become an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers

1847 of James Watt and Co of Fenchurch St, London; member #30 of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1850 Resigned from I Mech E

1851 Engineer, living in Battersea, with Mary A Langdon 30, Mary F Langdon 2, Emma M Langdon 3 Months[1]

1861 Engineer and Fund Holder on own account, living in Battersea, with Mary A Langdon 39, Mary F Langdon 12, Emma M Langdon 10, George D Langdon 9, Elinor L Langdon 7, William C Langdon 5, Wallace A Langdon 4, Constance E Langdon 1[2]

1867 was still a member of Inst Civil Engineers; still at Fenchurch St

1868 Took charge of subscriptions collected for the children of Robert Armstrong (d.1868) after the sudden deaths of him and his wife.

1871 Marine engineer and fund holder, living in Battersea, with Mary A Langdon 47, Mary F Langdon 22, Emma M Langdon 20, George O Langdon 19, Eleanor L Langdon 17, William C Langdon 15, Charles H Langdon 4[3]

1871 Died in Wandsworth[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. 1871 census
  4. BMD
  • Mechanical Engineer Records
  • Civil Engineer Records