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John Smith (1742-1820)

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John Smith, land surveyor

c.1742 Born

1786 Worked with William Jessop on the River Trent

1792-4 Worked with Jessop and Robert Whitworth on the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal

1820 Died

See Also


Sources of Information

  • A Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers in Great Britain and Ireland by A W Skempton