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Authorised form of nameMacneill; Sir; John Benjamin (c 1793 - 1880)
Other forms of surnameMacNeill
Datesc 1793 - 1880
NationalityBritish
Place of birthCounty Louth, Ireland
Date of birthc 1793
Place of deathCromwell Road, South Kensington, London
Date of death02 March 1880
Dates and placesBurial:
Brompton Cemetery
OccupationCivil engineer
ActivityCareer:
Served in Louth militia; employed by Thomas Telford (FRS 1829) in road and bridge building; set up as consulting engineer with offices in Whitehall Place, London and Glasgow (c 1834); built railways in Scotland; experimented with canal boat traction; developed a system called 'section-planography' (by 1837); Professor of civil engineering, Trinity College, Dublin (1842-1852); became blind
Honours:
Kt 1844
Memberships:
FRAS; MRIA
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/04/1838
RelationshipsSon of Torquil P MacNeill, of Mount Pleasant, county Louth
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Authority:
Altname from DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/100957466
Royal Society codeNA6758
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1838/21Macneill, Sir John Benjamin: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/002912MacNeill, Sir John Benjaminnd
MC/8/286Letter from John [Benjamin] MacNeill, 7 Kensington Square, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society28 December 1868
MC/8/287Letter from John [Benjamin] MacNeill, 7 Kensington Square, to General [Edward] Sabine, President of the Royal Society28 December 1868
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