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William Crosley, canal and railway construction engineer.
Born, perhaps c1780, son of William Crosley (d.1796).
1809 Appointed engineer to the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal
1811-15 Engineer for the Worcester and Birmingham Canal
1815-17 Living in Rochdale; carried out surveys for various projects in different parts of the country.
c.1820 designed Eaton Hall Bridge
1826 Appointed to advise the Committee of Management of the Macclesfield Canal
His nephew William Crosley (1819-1874) worked for him for a time
1838 completed work on the Tring Cutting of the London and Birmingham Railway but left the company later in the year.
Died before 1850.
For a summary of his life and work see 'A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland Vol 1' by A. W. Skempton