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Surname Forename Role of persons See also Roles
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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.


 

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