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Canal Engineer and Contractor.
Relationships: father of Thomas, junior Sheasby and worked with Thomas Dadford senior.
|After June 1785||Coventry Canal||He was appointed engineer to build the canal extension from Atherstone to Fazeley.|
|30 June 1790||Glamorganshire Canal||Was engaged as joint contrator with the Thomas Dadfords, father and son, to make the canal for £48,288 exclusive of land. The company did not appoint an engineer so the contractors were controlled by committee members.|
|Mid 1792||Neath Canal||He was employed as engineer-contractor and undertook to build the rest of the canal, from (and including) the Ynsbwllog Aqueduct to Glynneath by 1st November 1793 for £14,886, of which £2,800 was to be retained at interest for three years after the completion of the canal against any work found to need rectifing.|
|Early 1793||Llandeilo & Llandovery Canal projects||He was called in to survey a canal from Pen-coed to Llandovery. There were to be two branches one from Pontardulias up the valley of the Gwili to Myndd Marw and the other from Kidwelly up the Gwendraeth.|
|April 1793||Swansea Canal||He was asked to survey up the Tawe valley as far as Devynock.|
|1794||Swansea Canal||Around this date he was employed as assistant to Charles Roberts.|
|After December 1794||Glamorganshire Canal||He and his fellow engineer-contractor Thomas Dadford senior were in dispute with the canal company over money they were due and stopped all work on the canal. The company had him arrested and held on bail for £10,000 that they alledged they were owed.|
|After October 1800||Warwick & Birmingham Canal||He was appointed engineer.|
|1804||Warwick & Birmingham Canal||He left his post of engineer due to ill-health.|