Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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John Grundy (1696-1748)

From Graces Guide

John Grundy (1696-1748), land surveyor and teacher of mathematics.

c1696 Born in Bilstone the son of Benjamin and Mary Grundy, and resided in the nearby village of Congerstone for most of his early life.

Married Elizabeth Dalton some time before 1719

1719 Birth of son John Grundy (1719-1783)

Became interested in fen drainage

Worked with Humphry Smith, whom he then succeeded.

1738-42 John Grundy Senior and Humphry Smith were engineers for the third part of the Deeping Fen Drainage

1744 scheme for widening the River Witham


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • A biographical dictionary of civil engineers in Great Britain and Ireland By A. W. Skempton
  • Wikipedia