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William Yates (2)

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1817 Samuel Walker, of Aldwark Hall, and his cousin William Yates purchased the Gospel Oak Iron Works, Tipton.

1829 William Yates, Gospel Oak Iron Works near Birmingham, Iron Master, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[1] - presumably the iron works later owned J. and E. Walker

1830 of Gospel Oak Works, Birmingham, and Anchor Wharf, Upper Thames Street, London, was a corresponding member of the Inst Civil Engineers.

1832 Mr Yates of Gospel Oaks Iron Works introduced Count Széchenyi and Count Andrássy, who were investigating the possibility of bridging the Danube, to Mr Clark in Hammersmith who already had three suspension bridges to his name.[2]

1834 Dissolution of the Partnership between Samuel Walker and William Yates, at Anchor Wharf, Upper Thames-Street, London, and at the Gospel Oak Iron Works, in the County of Stafford, as Ironmasters, and carried on under the firms of Walker and Yates, and Samuel Walker and Co.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1829 Institution of Civil Engineers
  2. "William Tierney Clark and the Buda-Pesth chain bridge" by P. Vaci Sandor, 2011, ICE
  3. London Gazette 5 Aug 1834