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Benjamin Conner

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1863. Engine for the Caledonian Railway.
1868. Engine for the Caledonian Railway.
1869. Engine for the Caledonian Railway.

Benjamin Conner (1813-1876), Locomotive engineer of the Caledonian Railway from 1856 to 1876.

1813 He was born in Glasgow.

Conner was apprenticed to James Gray of Glasgow.

Later he worked for Murdoch, Aitken and Co, Glasgow, where he learned locomotive engineering.

He moved to England, working in Liverpool and Manchester, and then returned to Scotland to work for W. M. Neilson.

After this he worked for Robert Napier and learned marine engineering.

1852 Benjamin Conner married Helen Dick in Barony, Lanarkshire[1]

He was appointed locomotive superintendent of the Caledonian Railway in 1856

1858 Benjamin Connor, engineer[2]

1861 Benjamin Conner, mechanical engineer, living in Glasgow with his family[3]

1871 Benjamin Conner 56, locomotive superintendent living in Glasgow with Helen Conner 45, James Conner 17, Christina Conner 13, Alexander Conner 11, Benjamine Conner 6, William T Conner 3[4]

1876 Benjamin Conner died in Glasgow[5] [6]

Buried in Glasgow Sighthill Cemetery

1876 Obituary [7]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Scotland Select Marriages
  2. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Electoral Registers, 1857
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. National Probate Calendar
  6. The Engineer 1876/02/11
  7. Engineering 1876 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index