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William McDougall Courtney

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1846 Born in Dublin, son of William Courtney

1863 Entered the Applied Sciences Department of Kings College, London

Indentured for 3 years at Easton, Amos and Anderson

Worked for 3 years on erection of lighthouses, marine engines and bridge work, and as a consulting engineer.

1872 Joined Courtney, Stephens and Bailey of Dublin as a partner

1875 Married Stella Woolley in West Brompton[1]

1882 Joined the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was managing director of the firm

By 1885 was of 15 Elizabeth Terrace, Upper William Street North, Sydney, New South Wales

1888 Died in Windsor[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Parish records
  2. BMD
  • Civil Engineer records