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Surveyor and engineer from Brighouse.
Relationships: father of William, Junior Crosley, assistant to John Rennie and assistant to William Jessop.
|June 1791||Rochdale Canal||Appointed to assist John Rennie in the survey of the route.|
|July 1792||Lancaster Canal||Appointed assistant surveyor.|
|September 1792||Rochdale Canal||Surveyed for reseviors, assisted by John Longbotham.|
|1793||Rochdale Canal||Produce the survey plan for the third Bill under John Rennie's direction.|
|1793||Scarborough and Whitby Canal schemes||Did a survey for a 25 mile narrow canal from Whitby to Pickering, estimated to cost £66,447. He also looked at the possibility of a branch to Danby.|
|Early 1794||Rochdale Canal||Was appointed resident engineer, at first jointly with Henry Taylor but he soon resigned.|