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William Crosley (d.1796)
Lived in Brighouse for much of his life
1794 After working on the plans for the Rochdale Canal, Crosley was appointed resident engineer, initially with Henry Taylor but then on his own
Worked for Rennie conducting surveys of various other canal proposals.
1796 Died, still employed on the Rochdale Canal.
For a summary of his life and work see 'A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland Vol 1' by A. W. Skempton