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John Dickinson Brunton

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1870. Brunton's tunnelling machine.

John Dickinson Brunton (1822-1909)

1822 Born the son of William Brunton and his wife Ann Elizabeth Button

Patent Tunnel Boring Machine (1866).[1]

1859 Married at Haverstock Hill to Mary Lewis Lynch. He is a Widower.

1861 Appears in prison records for two months (debtors?)

1860/70 Numerous patents filed, some with George Brunton

1869 Brunton's patent rock cutting machine and tools described and illustrated in The Practical Mechanic's Journal, March 1869.

1871 Living at 6 Leighton Crescent, Kentish Town, St. Pancras: John D. Brunton (age 49 born Birmingham), Civil Engineer. With his wife Mary L. Brunton (age 41 born Mddx.) and their three children; Arthur D. Brunton (age 23 born Bath), Artist - Painter in Oils; Florence A. Brunton (age 20 born Camborne); and Philip G. Brunton (age 19 born Truro), Civil Engineering Draughtsman. Also his brother-in-law Josiah B. Lynch (age 35 born London), Clerk Insurance. One servant.[2]

1901 Living at 6 Leighton Crescent, Kentish Town, St. Pancras: John D. Brunton (age 79 born Birmingham), Retired Civil Engineer. With his wife Mary L. Brunton (age 71 born Aldermanbury) and their daughter Katherine M. Brunton (age 52 born Birmingham). Also his sister-in-law Susannah W. Lynch (age 70 born Aldermanbury), Single. Two servants.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1916/12/08
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1901 Census