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William Weallens

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1858. Parabolic steam engine governors.

William Weallens (1823-1862)

1849 Married Elizabeth Hutchinson in Newcastle on Tyne[1]

1857 Became a member of the Inst Civil Engineers; of South Street, Newcastle[2]

1863 Obituary [3]

William Weallens was born on 8th March 1823 at Ponteland near Newcastle-on-Tyne, and was educated at the Grange School, Bishopwearmouth. He acquired his knowledge of mechanical engineering at Messrs. Robert Stephenson and Co.'s works at Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he first became a pupil in 1838, and afterwards succeeded his father-in-law, Mr. William Hutchinson, as resident partner in the firm. He gained considerable reputation as a sound practical mechanic, and was much esteemed by numerous friends and acquaintances for his kindness and geniality of disposition.

He was a Member of the Institution from its commencement in 1847, and was for several years a member of the Council.

He died at Paris on 2nd Nov. 1862 in the fortieth year of his age, having been taken ill whilst on a journey.

1863 Obituary [4]

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