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Richard Waddington (1858-1939)

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1858 Born in Leeds, son of John Waddington (1822-1910)

Educated at Brighton, Northampton and Neuwied in Germany

1875-6 Studied Civil Engineering at King's College, London

Articled to J. M. Dobson M Inst C E

1878 Worked for Wilkinson and Jarvis of Westminster on construction of the Eastern and Midlands Railway in Norfolk

1882 Surveyed for a railway in Scotland and then worked on lines in Norway and Sweden

1883 Associate Member of Inst Civil Engineers, of West Hill, Sydenham[1]

Went to work in his father's business John Waddington (of London)

1891 Richard Waddington 32, civil engineer, employee, lived in Norwood with Eleanor A Waddington 32, Cecil C Waddington 6 Months[2]

1901 Richd Waddington 42, engineer, was visiting Hastings with Eleanor A Waddington 42[3]

1911 Richard Waddington 52, consulting mechanical engineer, lived in Bromley with Eleanor Ann Waddington 52[4]

1939 Richard Waddington, aged 80, died in Bromley, Kent[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Civil engineer lists
  2. 1891 census
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. BMD
  • Civil engineer proposal