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John Cleminson (1816-1878), an early railwayman
1816 Born at Bury
Apprenticed to Timothy Hackworth.
He worked on engines designed by George Stephenson.
1839 Married Mary Maycock
c1840 Birth of son James Lyons Cleminson
Worked on the "iron horse" under James Fenton
Later worked in South America as locomotive superintendent of the Iquique, the original Nitrate Railway.
1878 Died .