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1814 Thomas was born in Huntindonshire
1836 Thomas married Elizabeth Gardner; they had 5 children.
1843 Mr T Docwra was contractor for an artesian well at the Royal Hospital, Haslar, which would supply water to Southampton; surprise was expressed that pure water could be obtained through 125 feet of salt-water laden shingle
1854 Mr Docwra was contractor for laying water pipes from the Rivington Waterworks in Liverpool
1863 Mr T. Docwra tendered for works connected with the reservoir at Barking
1867 "The eminent hydraulic contractors", Messrs Docwra sank a well for the Stratford Brewery
1868 The partnership of Grissell and Docwra, of Hoxton and Leipzig, was dissolved; contractors for obtaining and supplying water for public use in places outside the UK
1868 Tendered for work on building the Embankment in London
1874 Contract to construct waterworks at Potsdam
1882 Thomas died at Swanage
1888 T. Docwra and Son were contractors for the Hornsey National Hall