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Engineer. Son of Thomas Dadford senior.
Relationships: Brother of Thomas Dadford junior, Son of Thomas Dadford senior and worked with Thomas Dadford junior.
|Summer June 1790||Neath Canal||Assisted his father and brother (both called Thomas) in making a survey of the line of the proposed canal.|
|1792||Glamorganshire Canal||As ther was no carriage road up the Aberdare Valley he surveyed a route for one at the same time as he surveyed the canal and tramroad link to the Neath Canal.|
|1792||Neath Canal||Did a survey for a proposed canal and tramroad link to the Glamorganshire Canal.|
|1793||Aberdare Canal||He subscribed to £2,000 of shares jointly with the other three Dadfords, all working on Welsh canals.|
|1794||Montgomeryshire Canal||Was appointed engineer, with his brother Thomas to assist hin, for which they were jointly paid.|
|August 1794||Brecknock & Abergavenny Canal||He completed the tramroad from Gelli-felen collieries to Gilwern and Glanggrwyney for which he was engineer and which was the first work to be started under the canal Act.|
|1797||Montgomeryshire Canal||He resigned as engineer and went to America.|