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George Duckett

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1777–1856, MP and banker

Son of Sir George Duckett (formerly Jackson)

1824 Promoted the Hertford Union Canal, which came to be known as Sir George Duckett's canal[1]

1832 Failure of his bank destroyed the Duckett fortunes

1855 the Regents Canal Co took over the canal owned by George Duckett, which created a link with the river Lea and areas around Tottenham and Edmonton. [2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1856/12/12
  2. British Waterways 1961 8 Grand Union Canal
  • Biography of the first Sir George Duckett, ODNB