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William, Senior Crosley died Late 1796

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William, Senior Crosley died Late 1796

Surveyor and engineer from Brighouse.

Relationships: father of William, Junior Crosley, assistant to John Rennie and assistant to William Jessop.

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June 1791Rochdale CanalAppointed to assist John Rennie in the survey of the route.
July 1792Lancaster CanalAppointed assistant surveyor.
September 1792Rochdale CanalSurveyed for reseviors, assisted by John Longbotham.
1793Rochdale CanalProduce the survey plan for the third Bill under John Rennie's direction.
1793Scarborough and Whitby Canal schemesDid 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 1794Rochdale CanalWas appointed resident engineer, at first jointly with Henry Taylor but he soon resigned.

 

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