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Thomas Dyson (1771-1852)

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Thomas Dyson (1771-1852)

Probably brother of John Dyson, the Younger and son of John Dyson, senior

Contractor of Newington, near Bawtry

Worked on the Everton, Gringley and Masterton drainage where his father was engineer

Worked on the Beverley and Barmston Drainage and, 1802-5, on the Driffield Navigation with T. Atkinson (this must have been later extensions as it was built in the 1770s).

Probably helped his brother with the London Docks' contracts

1818 Contractor on the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal, to 1821

Resident engineer on the Leeds and Selby Railway; resigned in 1832

Contractor on the Aire and Calder Navigation

Engineer on the northern section of the North Midland Railway

1840 Living near Wakefield

1851 Living at Lower Bank, Guisley, Kirkstall; Thomas Dyson (age 80 born Bawtry, Yorkshire), Retired Civil Engineer. Unmarried. With his two nieces Mary Green (age 48) and Ann Whitesmith (age 64). Both unmarried.[1]

1851 Death of a Thomas Dyson, railway contractor, of Newington, Surrey

Otherwise he died in 1852

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Cenus
  • A biographical dictionary of civil engineers in Great Britain and Ireland By A. W. Skempton