William Upton Tinney
William Upton Tinney (1824-1892)
1893 Obituary 
WILLIAM UPTON TINNEY was born in 1824 and at twenty-two years of age entered the service of the Chartered Gas Co, where he was engaged at Brick Lane and Goswell Street stations for nearly twelve years and attained the position of second in the Rental Office.
In September, 1858, he was appointed Engineer and Manager to the Winchester Water and Gas Co, which appointment he held for nearly thirty-four years. During that time the remodelling of the waterworks and the entire renewal of the gasworks were carried out under his superintendence. This involved new wells, pumps, boilers, engines, reservoirs, buildings and mains for the water-supply ; and new retorts, holders, plant, buildings and mains for the gas-supply : indeed both water- and gasworks were practically rebuilt and doubled in size.
Mr. Tinney retired from the service of the Winchester Water and Gas Company shortly before his death, which took place at Bournemouth on the 10th of October, 1892. His practical ability and sound judgment, combined with an amiable and just disposition, made him generally liked and respected. He was elected an Associate of the Institution on the 4th of December, 1877, and was transferred to the class of Associate Member on its creation in the following year.