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MR. WILLIAM  RAWLINSON was the son of Robert  Rawlinson, a  farmer, of Guile House, Melling,  Lancashire. Having  early shown a turn for mechanics, he  was  apprenticed  to Messrs. [[J. Betteley and Co|Joseph Betteley and Co]]. (now [[Wainwright  and Co]].), engineers  and ironfounders in Liverpool. After  passing  through  the usual  apprenticeship, and being  subsequently employed by  them,  he  went  to Pernambuco, in the year 1858, to  manage  the  establishment of Messrs. [[C. Starr  and Co]]., at  that time  the  principal  engineering workshop in  the place. He remained with  them till 1863, when he became Assistant  Engineer on the Recife Bridge,  a  work which  was completed and opened in 1865. Mr. Rawlinson then  went to  the adjoining province of Parahiba, and assisted in  erecting  two  iron  bridges for the Government. In 1867 he  obtained  the position of manager  to a small local railway which  had been  constructed by Mr. [[William Martineau|W. Martineau]], M. Inst. C.E., and  this position he  retained till 1872. After a visit to England, he  returned  to Pernambuco, in December 1873, to  take  charge of the works of the Boa Vista Bridge for Messrs. Watson and  Smith, the contractors, and it was  while in charge of this work that  he died, on the 21st of October, 1874. Mr. Rawlinson was elected an Associate of the  Institution of  Civil Engineers on the  11th of January, 1870.
  
 
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William Rawlinson ( -1874)


1876 Obituary [1]

MR. WILLIAM RAWLINSON was the son of Robert Rawlinson, a farmer, of Guile House, Melling, Lancashire. Having early shown a turn for mechanics, he was apprenticed to Messrs. Joseph Betteley and Co. (now Wainwright and Co.), engineers and ironfounders in Liverpool. After passing through the usual apprenticeship, and being subsequently employed by them, he went to Pernambuco, in the year 1858, to manage the establishment of Messrs. C. Starr and Co., at that time the principal engineering workshop in the place. He remained with them till 1863, when he became Assistant Engineer on the Recife Bridge, a work which was completed and opened in 1865. Mr. Rawlinson then went to the adjoining province of Parahiba, and assisted in erecting two iron bridges for the Government. In 1867 he obtained the position of manager to a small local railway which had been constructed by Mr. W. Martineau, M. Inst. C.E., and this position he retained till 1872. After a visit to England, he returned to Pernambuco, in December 1873, to take charge of the works of the Boa Vista Bridge for Messrs. Watson and Smith, the contractors, and it was while in charge of this work that he died, on the 21st of October, 1874. Mr. Rawlinson was elected an Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers on the 11th of January, 1870.


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