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Ewing Matheson

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Ewing Matheson, civil engineer, managing director of the Farnley Iron Co, of Whitehall road, New Farnley and 10 Bank street, Leeds

of 32, Walbrook, London EC

of 13 Walbrook (1906)

Civil engineer

1840 Born in Wolverhampton, son of James Matheson (a deputy minister in London in 1841[1])

1854-61 Served a pupilage under Mr Handyside, concerned with the construction and erection of steam engines

1862-68 In charge of the erection of various London engineering works as assistant to Mr Handyside, including the Broad Street Station

1868-73 A member of the firm of Handyside and Co; supervised erection of the superstructure of the Albert Bridge and various bridges in Russia.

1871 Ewing Matheson 31, manufacturing engineer and ironfounder, lived in Hampstead with Antoinette Matheson 24, Margaret Matheson 2[2]

1875 Established business on his own account, particularly concerned with structural steelwork constructed by Messrs Handyside and Co

1876 Elected a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers

1881 His family was living in Hampstead but he was absent at the time of the census[3]

1887 Appointed managing director of Farnley Iron Co

1890 Consultant for the Electric Welding Syndicate

1891 Ewing Matheson 51, civil engineer, lived in Leeds, with Margaret Matheson 22, Edward E Matheson 19, pupil civil engineer, Atherton G E Matheson 16, Antoinetta E Matheson 14[4]

1901 Ewing Matheson 61, civil engineer, employer, lived in Leeds, with Antoinette A Matheson 55, Antoinette E Matheson 24, Mary Ewing Matheson 21[5]

1911 Ewing Matheson 71, civil engineer, M Inst C E, lived in Bedford with Antoinette Atherton Matheson 64[6]

1916 of Pemberley Avenue, Bedford

1917 Died in Totnes[7]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1871 census
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1891 census
  5. 1901 census
  6. 1911 census
  7. BMD
  • Civil Engineer Records