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Josiah Easton

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1793 Surveyed a line from the English Channel at Axmouth near Seaton through Axminster, Chard, Ilminster, Creech St Michael, Bridgwater, Huntspill and Backwell near Nailsea

1793 Surveyed a line for Taunton - Uphill Canal project

1795 In charge of works to improve the navigation of the River Parrett

1796 His son was James Easton (1796-1871)

1820 At Sunninghill, Berkshire, he purchased the Montgolfier patent for the UK with his son

1825 Bridgwater and Taunton Canal. He proposed a ship canal from Combwich to Bridgewater.

1825 Patents for "certain improvements in locomotive or steam carriages, and also in the manner of constructing the roads or ways for the same to travel on." [1]

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