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Daniel Climie

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Daniel Climie (1814-1890)

1814 January 18th. Born at Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, the son of James Climie (1782-1871), and his wife Mary Campbell. Brother of John Campbell Climie. His father died at Gouck House, Greenock, on 27th December 1871 age 89 years.[1]

1844 November 5th. Married at Clyst Honiton, Devon, to Jane Esther Austin

1851 Living at Meole Road, Shrewsbury: Daniel Climie (age 36 born Scotland), Civil Engineer and Proprietor of a Brick and Tile Works employing 17 men. With his wife Jane Climie (age 29 born Devon) and two children.[2]

1855 Mention of a small contract by Daniel Climie at Shrewsbury.[3]

1858 Mentioned as 'Daniel Climie, the eminent architect of Shrewsbury' who built the principle stations of the Whitchurch and Crewe line extension.[4]

1861 Living at Meole Road, Shrewsbury: Daniel Climie (age 45 born Scotland), Railway Contractor. With his wife Jane Climie (age 34 age 34 born Exeter) and their seven children.

1864 Daniel Climie of Shrewsbury takes contract to complete Hastings Harbour.[5]

1864 Mentioned in connection with the Devon and Somerset Railway and landing equipment at Barnstaple Great Quay.[6]

1864 Mentioned as contractor in connection with Weston-Super-Mere Pier.[7]

1865 Sale details of his estate in Shrewsbury.[8]

1869 Announcement. 'Mr. Daniel Climie proceeds to Australia by the next mail for the purpose on introducing Mr. Fairlie's system of surface construction railways.[9]

1881 Marriage of his daughter Alice Caldwell Climie to Charles Archibald Fairlie, the son of Archibald Fairlie.[10]

1889 May 18th. Death of his wife Jane Hester (Esther). at Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand.[11]

1890 September 29th. Died at Taranaki, New Zealand. Daniel Climie C.E. late of Melbourne.[12] Well-known in connection with the Wellington drainage system and the first survey of the Wellington-Manawatu railway.[13]

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Sources of Information

  1. Sydney Morning Herald. 25th March 1872
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 18 May 1855
  4. Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser - Saturday 12 June 1858
  5. Sussex Advertiser - Tuesday 24 May 1864
  6. North Devon Journal - Thursday 22 September 1864
  7. Western Daily Press - Saturday 29 October 1864
  8. Eddowes's Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire, and the Principality of Wales - Wednesday 06 December 1865
  9. The Argus, 24th November 1869
  10. Wanganui Herald. 9th May 1881.
  11. The Argus, Melbourne. 27th June 1889
  12. The Argus, Melbourne. 22nd October 1890
  13. Evening Post. 30th September 1890