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Richard Owen (d.1830)

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1830 Died. 'Universally regretted, on the 12th inst. at his residence, Moira, after a few days illness, in the 87th year of his age, RICHARD OWEN, Esq. Civil Engineer. He was a pupil of the celebrated Brindley, and was recommended by him to the late Marquis of Donegall, as a proper person to complete the works of the Lagan Navigation. Under his direction and superintendence the Canal from the Union Locks to Lough Neagh was executed. Mr. Owen was engaged in many other works, and invariably to the satisfaction of his employers. He was eminent and incorruptible as an Engineer, a good neighbour - a sincere friend - a kind relation and an affectionate husband'[1]

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  1. Belfast News-Letter - Friday 22 January 1830