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Charles Scrope Hutchinson

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Major General Charles Scrope Hutchinson, R.E, (1826-1912) Inspector of Railways

1826 Born in Hythe, Kent

1843 Joined Royal Engineers[1]

1871 Lieut-Col RE retired, Government Inspector of railways, living in Kidbrooke, Kent, with Christina Hutchinson 43, Christina Hutchinson 18, Anne E Hutchinson 17, Mary J Hutchinson 14, Charles H Hutchinson 9, Isabel S Hutchinson 6[2]

1876 Retired from the RE

1891 Major General RE, retired, Inspector of Railways, Board of Trade, living in Kidbrooke, Kent, with his wife Christina 63, his son George R 31, and his sister-in-law Elizabeth F Hutchinson (sic) 68[3]

Responsible for all the principal enquiries into railway accidents

1895 Resigned his position with the Board of Trade

1901 Major General RE, retired, living in Kidbrooke, Kent[4]

1911 Retired Major General, living in Kidbrooke, Kent, with various members of his family[5]

1912 Died[6]



1912 Obituary [7]

MAJOR-GENERAL CHARLES SCROPE HUTCHINSON, R.E., C.B., born at Hythe, Kent, on the 8th August, 1826, died at Blackheath on the 29th February, 1912.

He obtained his commission in 1843, becoming a substantive colonel in 1876, in which year he retired with the honorary rank of major-general.

From 1867 to 1895 he held the appointment of Inspector of Railways to the Board of Trade, among the more notable works which he inspected being the Tay and Forth bridges.

Major-General Hutchinson was elected an Associate of The Institution on the 3rd March, 1874.



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Sources of Information

  1. Graphic , January 19, 1895, Issue 1312
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1891 census
  4. 1901 census
  5. 1911 census
  6. National Probate Calendar
  7. 1912 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries