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Relationship: was assistant to William Jessop.
|1782||Calder and Hebble Navigation||Under Jessop's direction he starts work on replacing the single Brooksmouth lock and the two-rise Salterhebble locks with three new locks.|
|1793||Barnsley Canal||He was appointed engineer and had a long running dispute with the contractor John Pinkerton.|
|January 1805||Barnsley Canal||He was ordered to lay out the line for a 2.5 mile tramway to Silkstone but it was not to be built for several years due to lack of money.|
|1820||Barnsley Canal||Because of water shortages he is told to enlarge the pumping engine that lifts water from the Cold Hiendley reservoir.|
|February 1823||Barnsley Canal||He leaves his post of resident engineer.|