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Thomas Dadford Junior

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Thomas Dadford (Junior) (ca. 1761 to 1801) was an English canal engineer, who came from a family of canal engineers. He worked with his father and later independently, contributing to a number of canal schemes before dying at the relatively young age of 40. [1]

1776 Assisted his father Thomas Dadford who was the engineer for the Stourbridge Canal but was dismissed in 1777.

1782 Assisted his father in a survey of the River Trent Navigation.

1790 Worked with his father and Thomas Sheasby on the construction of the Glamorganshire Canal

1790 Assisted his father and brother John with a survey for the Neath Canal Company, and became the engineer for the Neath Canal the next year

1791 Surveyor and engineer for the Leominster Canal until 1795

1792 Engineer for the Monmouthshire Canal. Also supervised construction of five tramways for the canal company, and an independent tramway, the Trevil Rail Road.

1797 married Ann Parker of Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire. Both were adherents to the Catholic faith. The couple did not have any children.

1800 Surveyed the proposed route for the Aberdare Canal

1801 Died on 2 April at Crickhowell; buried at Llanarth, Monmouthshire.

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  1. Wikipedia [1]