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Alfred Burges

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Alfred Burges (1800-1886), C. E., F. S. A.

c.1800 Born in Poplar

1811 Joined James Walker as a pupil

1825 Married Elizabeth Green in Edmonton[1]

1829 Became a partner in the firm which became Walker and Burges

1838 Alfred Burges of 23 Great George Street, civil engineer, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.[2]

1851 Alfred Burges 52, civil engineer, lived in Lewisham with Elizabeth Burges 47, William Burges 24, architect, Mary Burges 22, Alfred Burges 11, Elizabeth Burges 9[3]

1861 Alfred Burges 61, civil engineer, lived in Lewisham with Alfred Burges 21[4]

1881 Alfred Burgess 79, retired civil engineer, widower, lived in East Preston, Sussex, with Mary R. Burgess 33, Elizabeth M. Burgess 12, Eleanor Burgess 9[5]

1886 March 12th. Alfred Burges died at Worthing.

N.B. Skempton indicated that Alfred was born in 1796

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. 1838 Institution of Civil Engineers
  3. 1851 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  • Biographies of Civil Engineers, 1500-1830, by A. W. Skempton.