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William Sayce

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William Sayce ( -c1861)

1848 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Morris Sayce and William Sayce, of Kington, in the county of Hereford, Land Agents, Surveyors, and Civil Engineers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

1861 Obituary [2]

MR. WILLIAM SAYCE was brought up as a Land Agent and Surveyor, in which capacity he held a high position at Abergavenny.

He was, during several years, in partnership with his Brother, the late Mr. Morris Sayce, at Mington, in Herefordshire, where they carried on a large and lucrative practice; and at that period, he was employed in laying out and in constructing some of the local tramways and turnpike roads of Herefordshire and Radnorshire.

During the railway mania of 1845, he was extensively engaged on the preliminary surveys of several projected railways.

In 1847, when he joined the Institution as an Associate, he had been in business on his own account for upwards of twenty years, and he was then employed by the Hereford, Newport, and Abergavenny Railway Company, which line he had previously surveyed, to value the property through which it passed.

He continued to practise his profession to the period of his decease ; but from his constant residence in Wales, he was rarely able to take any active part in the proceedings of the Institution, to the interests of which he was much attached.

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