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William Bawden

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William Bawden (1824-1888)

1885 Assistant Engineer, Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co., 67 King Street, Manchester.

1889 Obituary [1]

WILLIAM BAWDEN was born in the parish of Gwennap, near Truro, on 13th July 1824.

In the following year his family removed from Cornwall to the Mold Mines in Flintshire, of which his father was the mining engineer.

In 1840 he commenced his apprenticeship, on the completion of which in 1845 he undertook the management of the Coed Talon Iron Works in that vicinity.

Leaving there in 1847, he became principal draughtsman to Messrs. Garnett and Moore, Liverpool, with whom he remained till 1850, when he went to Messrs. Benjamin Hick and Sons, Bolton, in the same position of principal draughtsman.

At the end of 1865 he joined the Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Company, Manchester, as one of their assistant engineers, and continued in their service until the date of his death on 4th December 1888, at the age of sixty-four.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1881.

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