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William Lewin

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William Lewin (c1795-1863), civil engineer

1822 Birth of son Stephen Samuel Lewin

1861 Living at Bridge Street, Boston: William Lewin (age 66 born Farnham, Surrey), Civil Engineer. With his wife Sophia Lewin (age 63 born Deptford) and their daughter Julia Lewin (age 20 born Boston). Two servants.[1]

1863 May 8th. Died. Probate to his widow Sophia and others.

1863 May 15th. Notice. 'In our obituary this week we record the death of Wm. Lewin, Esq., C.E., one of the magistrates for the borough of Boston. The deceased, who was an engineer of considerable local eminence, and was greatly esteemed and respected, held some very important public offices in this county. He was engineer to the Witham Drainage Commissioners, to the Fourth District Commissioners, the Boston Harbour Commissioners, and some smaller trusts. These several offices being now course vacant, there are already numerous candidates to the field. For the office of engineer to the Great Drainage Trusts the popular candidate is, we hear, Mr. Stephen Lewin, son of the deceased, of considerable attainments, and well qualified for the office.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. Stamford Mercury - Friday 15 May 1863