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Richard Weldon

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Richard Weldon ( -1804)

1804 Died. 'Lately died at Clifton, Mr. Richard Weldon, engineer; a young man of extraordinary natural as well as acquired abilities. He was the inventor of the lock on the Somerset Coal Canal; the failure of the masonry of which, and not any failure in the invention, much injured his health and spirits.'[1]

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  1. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Thursday 12 April 1804