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Michael Beazeley

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1833-1918

Civil engineer from Bath.

1833 Baptised in London, son of Lieutenant George Beazeley, RN, and his wife Margaret (who were living in Bath)[1]

Worked on the Central Indian Railway

1859 Married Janet Martin (of Rochester) in Medway

c.1870 Appointed Resident Engineer to the Trinity Board, firstly for Wolf Rock Lighthouse and then for Longships Lighthouse

1871 Living in Penzance

1911 Michael, a retired civil engineer, and his wife Janet were living in Bath[2]

1918 Died in West Ashford, Kent[3]

1918 Obituary[4]

Born at Bath in 1833, was taken by his parents to Canada as a boy, and on his return to England later, he assisted Mr Cubitt in the piercing of the Shakespeare Tunnel at Dover for the South Eastern Railway. In 1859 he went to India, and was engaged in the construction of a portion of the Central Indian Railway. Returning once more to England, he was concerned with the building of lighthouses, including the new Wolf and the Longships Lighthouse at Land's End. Subsequently he served for ten years in the Imperial Chinese Customs, under Mr Robert Hart, but retired from that position more than thirty years ago. He was for many years one of the honorary librarians of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1911 census
  3. Probate record
  4. The Engineer 1918/02/01