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Matthew Hill Loam

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Matthew Hill Loam (1817-1881)

Matthew Loam was the son of Matthew Loam and Charity Hill, bap., at Croft Handy, Gwennap in 1821.[1]

1882 Obituary [2]

MATTHEW HILL LOAM was born at Crowan near Camborne, Cornwall, in 1817; and died at his residence in Nottingham on 20th September 1881.

After serving as pupil and assistant to his father, who was entrusted with the erection in 1847 of the celebrated compound Cornish pumping engines constructed by Messrs. Harveys of Hayle for draining Haerlem Lake, he was appointed in 1851 resident engineer to the Nottingham Gas and Water Works. That position he continued to hold, carrying out successfully the large and important extensions of both these works under Mr. Thomas Hawksley, until they were taken over by the Corporation on 1st May 1874, when he relinquished his connection with the water works, and became assistant engineer to the Corporation gas department, retaining this post till his death.

He became a Member of the Institution in 1863.

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