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James Doquemin

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James Doquemin (1831-1914)

1914 Obituary [1]

JAMES DUQUEMIN, born at Cobo, Guernsey, on the 21st March, 1831, died at St. Peter’s Port on the 6th July, 1914.

Having learnt the trade of a mason under his father, he superintended the construction of certain roads in Alderney, and was afterwards appointed foreman of works at St. Sampson’s Harbour, Guernsey, and assistant to Mr. Goodwin, Surveyor to the States of Guernsey.

On the latter’s death in 1858 he became assistant to the late Mr. G. F. Lyster, who undertook temporarily the duties of Surveyor, and in 1861 Mr. Duquemin was appointed Surveyor to the States, holding the office until 1897, when he resigned.

He acted as Consulting Engineer for a further 3 years. During his tenure of office he carried out a considerable amount of sea-defence work, harbour improvements, roadways, sewerage, and public and private buildings.

Mr. Duquemin was elected a Member of The Institution on the 6th March, 1894.

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