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James Sword

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Clerk and Engineer of the Montgomeryshire Canal

1835 'NOTICE TO TRADERS ON THE Eastern Branch of the Montgomeryshire Canal.
In Consequence of the Leakage in the Berriew Aqueduct, the Navigation on the Eastern Branch of this Canal will be stopped on Saturday Evening, the 29th current. It is supposed that the Repairs may occupy a Week or Ten Days, but the Water will be let in immediately on their Completion, of which the earliest Notice will be givento the Traders by public Advertisement.
JAMES SWORD, Clerk and Engineer.
Montgomeryshire Canal Office, Eastern Branch, 19th August, 1835'[1]

1839 Death notice: 'On the 17th inst., at Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Mr. James Sword, civil engineer, aged 38 years, formerly of Glasgow.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Salopian Journal, 26 August 1835
  2. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser, 23 March 1839