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William Stuttle (1768-1827)
1800 Birth of his son William Westaby Stuttle
1827 Death notice: 'On the 23d ult. at Plymouth, Mr Wm. Stuttle, upwards of 25 years principal manager for Mr Hazledine, of Shrewsbury : he superintended the erection of the great Aqueduct at Pontcysyllte, on the Ellesmere Canal, and many cast iron bridges in England, Scotland, and Wales.'
Son of William Stuttle Sr., a Colchester shipbuilder, who died in 1808.
For some time he ran the Wednesbury Iron Works on behalf of the executors of the deceased owner. Later, he worked closely with William Hazledine on the construction of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Craigellachie Bridge, and Laira Bridge (Plymouth). He contracted pneumonia while working on the Laira bridge, and died there on 23rd February 1827. His place there seems to have been taken over by his son, William Westaby Stuttle, who also took over the management of the Coleham Foundry after Hazledine's death in 1840.