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Charles Cressy Horsley

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Charles Cressy Horsley (1856-1894)

1894 Obituary [1]

CHARLES CRESSY HORSLEY, elder son of Mr. Charles Horsley, J.P., of Highbury New Park, was born on the 24th of November, 1856.

After going through the engineering course at King’s College, London, he was articled in 1874 for three years to Easton and Anderson of Erith, and on the expiration of his pupilage he remained for twelve months in the drawing-office of that firm.

From 1878 to 1880 he was with Thomas Docwra and Son, of Ball’s Pond Road, for whom he had charge of the construction of the New River Co’s filter-beds at Hornsey, of a large concrete tank at Crossness for the South Metropolitan Gas Co, and of the sewage-outfall at Crossness for the Metropolitan Board of Works.

In 1880 Mr. Horsley was Assistant to his father, who, with other professional engagements, is the Consulting Engineer in London to James Oakes and Co, of the Alfreton Ironworks, and during the next fourteen years he carried out, under his father, all the out-door engineering work of that firm.

For some time before his death, which took place on the 3rd of August, 1894, at Staines, he had suffered from recurring attacks of gout, which had given cause for considerable anxiety.

Mr. Horsley was elected an Associate Member on the 6th of February, 1883.

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