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Top 100 Sites
Adamson, Daniel - A promoter of the Manchester Ship Canal.
Aickman, Robert - Author and Volunteer
Allnutt, Zachary - Superintendent or Manager and receiver of tolls for the Thames Commissioners.
Arkwright, Richard Sir, - Promoter.
Ashley, Henry, Junior - Improver of the Lark and Great Ouse.
Ashley, Henry, Senior - A Huntingdon Tanner who leased the Great Ouse.
Ashton, John - Promoter.
Ayshford, Paul Lord Methuen, - Volunteer.
Bache, Samuel - Canal carrier with a wharf at Middleport in the Potteries around 1850.
Baker, John - Company Official.
Ballard, Phillip - Clerk to the Hereford & Gloucestershire Canal Company in 1859
Banks, Edward Sir, - Contractor who built part of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Beck, George - Was trading on the lower part of the Montgomery Canal until 1938.
Bentley, Thomas - Potter, partner of Josiah Wedgwood, and canal promoter.
Bentley, William - Promoter of the Birmingham Canal
Betjeman, John Sir., - Volunteer.
Bill, Robert - Owner of a Limestone Quarry at Caldon Low.
Bilton, R M - Volunteer.
Blagrove, David - Author.
Bonthron, Peter - Author.
Boulton, Matthew - Canal Promoter
Boyle, Richard Bentinck 9th Earl of Shannon, - Volunteer.
Bradshaw, Robert Haldane - Became legal agent for the Duke of Bridgewater in 1800.
Brindley, John - Shareholder.
Broadbent, Joseph - Lessee of the Don in 1751
Brydone, John - In 1884 he was appointed the first inspector under the Canal Boats Act.
Bulkeley-Johnson, Vivian Captain, - Honorary Treasurer of the Inland Waterwways Association from 1952 to 1957.
Bushell, Charles - Trader.
Bushell, Joseph - Trader.
Carter, William - Owner of the Basingstoke Canal until 1923.
Casson, Hugh Sir, - Volunteer.
Chapman, William - Engineer.
Chuter, James Baron Chuter-Ede, - Volunteer.
Clayton, Thomas - Trader.
Clayton, William - A canal carrier, founder of the William Clayton of Saltley company.
Cobbett, William - Author.
Copestake, Henry - Owner of a Limestone Quarry at Caldon Low.
Court, David - Volunteer.
Crawshay, Richard - Promoter and Shareholder
Crawshay, Robert - Chairman of the Glamorganshire Canal Co. from 1867.
Crawshay, William, Junior - Chairman of the Glamorganshire Canal Co. from 1822 untill his death.
Crawshay, William, Senior - On the committee of the Glamorganshire Canal 1798 - 1814 and after 1818.
Darby, Samuel - Company Official.
Davidson, Robert - Engineer and General Manager of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
De Freitas, Geoffrey Sir, - Volunteer.
de Salis, Henry Rodolph - Author and a director of Fellows Morton & Clayton
Dice, Brian - Company Official and Volunteer
Dodd, Robert - Clerk of works on the Grand Surrey canal working with Ralph and George Dodd.
Drake, Richard - Inland Waterways Association Chairman from 1999 to 2002.
Dundas, Charles Lord Amesbury, - Chairman of the Kennet & Avon Canal Company
Dundas, Lawrence Sir, - Promoter.
Edwards, Lewis A Teddy, - Author.
Egerton, Francis 3rd Duke, Duke of Bridgewater, - Promoter of the Bridgewater Canal
Egerton, Francis 1st Earl, Earl of Ellesmere, - Company Official.
Ellison, Gerald Alexander - Volunteer.
Elton, Edward - Promoter of the Glan-y-wern canal.
Emerson, Peter Henry - Author.
Evans, R J - Company Official.
Evans, Richard - Surveyed the Kymer Canal in 1766
Eyre, Frank - Author and Volunteer
Fairbairn, William Sir, - Trader.
Falconer, James - A Litchfield man on the committee of the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Fellows, James - Trader.
Fellows, Joshua - Canal carrier and a founder of Fellows Morton & Clayton.
Fletcher, John - Volunteer.
Fletcher, Matthew - Promoter.
Flower, C Sir, - A director of the Thames & Medway Canal.
Fortibus, Isobella de Countess, - Responsible for the building of a weir across the river Exe in the 13th century.
Fortrey, Samuel - Improver of the Fossdyke between 1672 and 1675.
Fosbrooke, Leonard - Trader.
Fowler, Edward - Volunteer.
French, Daphne - Author.
Fussell, James - Trader.
Garbett, Samuel - Promoter of the Birmingham Canal.
Gayford, E Kit, - Author.
Gilbert, John - Company Official.
Gilbert, John, junior - Carrier and engineer.
Gilbert, Thomas - Land Agent to Lord Gower and canal promoter. Elder brother of John.
Goodwin, Kenneth - Volunteer.
Grant-Ferris, Robert Sir, - Volunteer.
Gregson, Bryan Padgett - Company Official.
Gregson, Samuel - Clerk of Lancaster Canal.
Gresley, Nigel Sir, - Colliery owner of Newcastle-under-Lyme and canal promoter.
Gresley, Nigel Bowyer Sir, - Colliery owner of Newcastle-under-Lyme and canal promoter.
Gresley, Roger Sir, - Owner of the Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal from 1808 until about 1827.
Grundy, Christopher Crick, - Volunteer.
Grundy, Martin - Volunteer.
Guthrie, J - Author and Secretary to the River Tyne Commission.
Harmsworth, Alexander John - Trader.
Harrington, Illtyd - Volunteer.
Hayne, - Trader.
Heap, John C - Volunteer.
Heathcote, John Edensor Sir, - Promoter.
Heathcote, Richard Edensor - Owner of the Sir Nigel Gresley's Canal from about 1827.
Henig, Mark Sir, - Volunteer.
Herbert, Alan Patrick Sir, - Author and Volunteer
Hill, E L - Volunteer.
Hilling, David - Volunteer.
Hirst, Tony - Volunteer.
Hitchman, Thomas - Trader.
Hollingshead, James - Until 1771 the joint treasurer of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Homfray, Francis - Promoter.
Hoseason, James - Volunteer.
Houston, William - Company Official.
Howard, Elizabeth Jane - Author and Volunteer
Humphries, John A C - Volunteer.
Hustler, John - Promoter.
Hutchings., David - Volunteer.
James, William - Surveyor.
Jones, Arthur - Volunteer.
Jones, Frank - Canal boat painter
Kinderley, Nathaniel - Promoter.
Knill, John Sir, - Baronet. Operated a number of working boats based at Braunston in the 1950's.
Le Fanu, Michael Sir, - Volunteer.
Littleton, Edward Sir, - Promoter and Shareholder
Littleton, Edward George Percy 3rd Baron Hatherton, Sir, - Chairman of the Staffs & Worcs canal commitee from 1888 until his death.
Littleton, Edward John 1st Baron Hatherton, Sir, - Shareholder.
Lloyd II, Sampson - Trader.
Loch, James - Company Official.
Mackworth, Humphrey Sir, - Builder of a short canal from the river Neath to his Melyn works in about 1700.
Mallet, John - Promoter.
Mance, Osborne Brigadier General Sir, - Director of Canals at the Ministry of Transport from 1941
March, Daphne - Trader.
Martin, William - Manager of the River Don Company.
Maxwell, James - Author.
McCann, James - Company Official.
McNiven, Charles - Surveyor.
Morton, Frederick - A canal carrier and one of the founders of Fellows Morton & Clayton
Munk, Lionel R - Author and Volunteer
Newdigate, Roger Sir, - A barrister, MP and owner of the Newdigate canals.
Newton, Algernon - Volunteer.
Nicholls, George Captain Sir, - Company Official.
Nurser, Charles - Trader.
Nurser, Frank - Trader.
Nurser, William (the elder) - Founder of the Nurser Boatyard at Braunston
Nurser, William (the younger) - Trader.
Offley, Stanley V - Volunteer.
Page, Frederick - Owners of the River Kennet Navigation and carriers.
Page (junior), Francis - Owners of the River Kennet Navigation and carriers.
Page (senior), Francis - Owners of the River Kennet Navigation and carriers.
Paget, William Lord Paget, - A coal and land owner who promoted the Trent Navigation in 1699.
Parker, John - Volunteer.
Perrott, George, junior - Company Official.
Perrott, George, senior - Company Official.
Perry, James - Canal promoter.
Phillips, John - Author.
Pinkerton, James - Canal contractor and engineer.
Pinkerton, John - Canal contractor.
Ponsonby, Maureen Lady Ponsonby, - Volunteer.
Potter, Richard - Shareholder.
Pownall, Robert - Surveyor.
Praed, William - Company Official.
Priestley, Joseph - Company Official.
Priestley, Joseph - Author of Navigable Rivers and Canals (1831)
Provis, William Alexander - Engineer, surveyor and contractor on various Midlands canals.
Ramsden, John Sir, - Responsible for building the Huddersfield Broad Canal.
Rayner, Frank - Engineer.
Reynolds, Joseph - Company Official.
Rolle, John Lord Rolle, - Promoter of a tub-boat canal at Torrington, Devon.
Rolt, L T C Tom, - Author and Volunteer
Rolt, Sonia - Author and Volunteer
Rooth, John - Company Official and Trader
Russell, Francis 4th Earl, Earl of Bedford, - Promoter.
Scott, Peter Markham Sir, - Volunteer.
Shrewsbury, Earl of, - Owner of a Limestone Quarry at Caldon Low in 1775.
Skipworth, Thomas - Promoter of the Soar navigation in 1634.
Smith, Audrey - Volunteer.
Smith, Charles - Shareholder in the General Warde's canals (inherited from his father)
Smith, George Samuel Fereday - Assistant to the Superintendent of the Duke of Bridgewater's Trust from 1837.
Smith, Henry - Shareholder in the General Warde's canals (inherited from his father)
Smith, John - Of Llansamlet. Shareholder of General Warde's (Yspitty) and the Dafen Canal.
Smith, John Sir, - Volunteer.
Smith, Thomas - Lessee of the Don in 1751
Sneyd, Edward - A Litchfield man on the committee of the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Sothern, Benjamin - Company Official.
Sothern, James - Superintendent of the Duke of Bridgewater's navigation from 1834 to 1837.
Sparrow, John - A Newcastle solicitor and the first clerk of the Trent and Mersey Canal
Spencer, Arnold - Promoter.
Stanhope, Charles 3rd Earl, Earl Stanhope, - Promoter.
Stevens, Harry William - Company Official and Trader
Stevenson, David - Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association from 1989 to 1994.
Sutton, R - A director of the Thames & Medway Canal.
Taylor, John - Engineer and manager of the Wheal Friendship copper mine.
Tennant, George - Promoter.
Uxbridge, Earl of Uxbridge, - Inherited the Trent navigation from Lord Paget in 1713. Became Earl in 1714.
Vernon-Harcourt, L F - Engineer and author of "A Treatise on Rivers and Canals" (1882).
Wagstaffe, Paul - Volunteer.
Wain, David - Elected Vice-President of the Inland Waterways Association in 1993.
Warde, Major-General, - Shareholder.
Wedgwood, Josiah - Promoter.
Wells, John Sir, - Volunteer.
Wentworth, William 4th Earl, Earl Fitzwilliam, - Supporter of the Dearne & Dove and Sheffield Canal.
West, Michael - Volunteer.
Weston, Richard Sir, - Landowner of Sutton, Surrey started improvements to the River Wey.
Whieldon, Sampson - Owner of a Limestone Quarry at Caldon Low.
White, Eirene Lloyd Baroness White, - Volunteer.
Whitworth, Richard Sir, - Promoter and Company Official
Wilkinson, John - Ironmaster and early user of an iron boat on a private canal in Lancashire.
Williams, Charles Wye - Irish author and ship owner with interests in Irish iInland navigation
Williams, Philip - Engineer and a one time Agent for the Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal Company.
Wilson, Thomas - Leese
Woolliscroft, William - Owner of a Limestone Quarry at Caldon Low.
Yarranton, Andrew - Engineer.