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John Pinkerton (c1740-1813)
The family took on many prominent contracts such as the Driffield Navigation throughout the 1770s with the eldest brother James Pinkerton as the chief contractor. In 1780 however John became the chief contractor and sole management of the Billinghay Embankment.
1770 He was elected to the Smeatonian Society
Various jobs with his brother James and William Jessop
1780 John was given the sole management of the Billinghay Embankment project.
1785 Started work on the Dudley Tunnel but had to give this up after a couple of years
1791 Consulted on the Middlesex Canal by Loammi Baldwin.
Other work included:
There were several other jobs that the Pinkertons lost soon after gaining the contracts.
John Pinkerton died in 1813.