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1839 Born in Liverpool son of the Reverend Arthur Rigg
1851 Arthur Rigg 39, living in Chester, with Elizabeth Rigg 40, Arthur Rigg 12, James Rigg 11, Henry Rigg 8, Mary Rigg 4, Edward Rigg 1
1857 Messrs Arthur and James Rigg exhibited some sectional wooden model diagrams of a steam engine, pump, parallel motion, corn and threshing machine, door lock, machine for morticing and tenoning timber; also sectional models of the electric telegraph, and the link motion for steam engines. Expected to be used in schools.
1860 Patent to Arthur Rigg, Senior and Arthur Rigg, Junior for Improvements in preparing, sawing, planing, grooving, tongueing, moulding, mortising, and tenoning wood, part of which is applicable to preparing other vegetable substances
1861 Arthur Rigg (junior) 23, Engineer, living at the Teaching College, Chester, with Arthur Rigg 49, Clergyman (Principal), Elizabeth Rigg 50, Alfred Rigg 5
1864 Patent notice by Arthur Rigg, junior, of the city of Chester, Engineer, has given the like notice in respect of the invention of "improvements in apparatus for propelling vessels."
1865 Patent to Arthur Rigg, Junior, of the city of Chester, for the invention of " improvements in centrifugal pumps and fans."
1865 Dissolution of the Partnership between Arthur Rigg, Junior and James Rigg, carrying on business as Engineers and Machinists, at George-street, in the city of Chester, under the style or firm of Arthur and James Rigg.
1871 Civil engineer, lodging in Marylebone
1872 Patent to Arthur Rigg, Engineer, of St. Benet's chambers, Number One, Fenchurch-street, in the city of London, for an invention of "improvements in regulators of speed or power, applicable partly to engines and partly to other machinery."
1872 Voiding of patent to William Macgeorge, Engineer, of No. 1, Castle-court, Birchin-lane, London, and Arthur Rigg, Junior, of the city of Chester, Engineer, for an invention of "improved mechanism for starting and working steam engines, partly applicable to other purposes."— Dated 19th July, 1869.
1874 Patent to Arthur Rigg, Engineer, of Number 1, Fenchurch-street, London, E.C., for an invention of "improvements in governors and slide valves." voided in 1877
1876 Designed water turbine for the Waltham Abbey gunpowder factory.
1884 President of the Society of Engineers
1888 Rigg's patented High-speed Revolving Steam Engine. 
c.1900 Designed a fresh-air inlet supply system for the ventilation of a suite of rooms in the Royal Botanic Society's Gardens, Regent's Park.
1903 of 42 Old Broad St, London EC
1914 Died in Surrey