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James Golborne

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James Golborne (1746-1819), Canal Engineer

1746 Born son of (probably) James Golborne, brother of John Golborne

1760 Apprenticed to his uncle John, engineer of the River Dee Company

1767 Completed his apprenticeship

1770-5 Resident engineer for his uncle's scheme for improving the navigability of the Clyde

1776 Superintendent General of the Honourable Company of the Bedford Levels

1782 Married Ann Marshall of Ely

1791 Reported on a scheme for improving the outfall of the Great Ouse which had been the subject of much argument for years

1813 James Golborne retired

1818 Eventually, after disastrous floods, his scheme for a new cut on the Ouse was implemented under John Rennie (the elder)

1819 James Golborne died

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of James Golborne [1]