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William Jessop
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Born in Devonport, Devon
Born on 23rd of January 1745
Died on 18th of November 1814

Born 1745. Died 1814 - English civil engineer.


Worked with John Smeaton on canals in Yorkshire and elsewhere. Co-founded the Butterley Iron Works in 1790, manufactured fish-bellied cast iron rails which marked great advance in railway track technology. Chief engineer on construction of Grand Junction Canal. Worked on the docks on the Avon and the Thames.

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