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William Muirhead

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William Muirhead M.Inst. C.E., M.I.Struct.E. Senior Partner and Founder of the firm of William Muirhead and Partners, Chartered Civil Engrs., Windsor House, Victoria Street, Westminster, London, S.W.1.

1871 Born in Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire

Educated Glasgow Tech. Coll. and Glasgow Univ.

1891 William Muirhead 21, civil engineer student, lived in New Kilpatrick with William Muirhead 54, farmer, Mary Muirhead 45, Mary C Muirhead 23, Robert Muirhead 19, Andrew Muirhead 17, John Muirhead 15, Daniel Muirhead 13, James Muirhead 11, Nellie Muirhead 9, Thomas Muirhead 6[1]

Pupil in offices of well-known civil and mining engineers., Glasgow.

Asst. on Civil Engineer's staff, Caledonian Railway, responsible for construction of many important works, bridges, tunnels, etc., in city of Glasgow, including much pioneer work in compressed air

1896 of Cloverhill, Glasgow when he became an Associate Member of Inst. Civil Engineers

1898 Started work in London; in charge of building Vauxhall Bridge and widening of London Bridge (1901).

1904 Member of Inst. Civil Engineers

1911 William Muirhead 40, civil engineer, lived in Golders Green with Hilda Muirhead 30[2]

1914 A civil engineer, of Golders Green, at the baptism of his son William Alastair Cameron Muirhead[3]

WWI Supervised several factory works, on behalf of the Government.

Laid out and supervised the construction of the first great arterial road constructed in England from London to Southend-on-Sea

1920-1 Supervised construction of tunnel under Thames at Barking

1923 Started practice as Executive and Consulting Engineer.

Presumably partner in Muirhead, MacDonald Wilson and Co

1944 Died in Southwark[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1891 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. Parish records
  4. BMD
  • Civil engineer lists