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Robert Stephenson (1788-1837)
1815 Married Ann Smith (his brother George's housekeeper).
1819 Birth of a son, George Robert Stephenson.
At the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway he drove the locomotive North Star.
Early 1830s: Appointed Chief Engineer of the Pendleton Collieries.
1833 Marriage of his daughter. 'On Thursday, the 31st ult. at Eccles Church, Patterson, the youngest son of the late Mr. John Kirton, of Wallsend, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to Eleanor, second daughter of Mr. Robert Stephenson, civil engineer, Pendleton.'