David Stevenson (1815 - 1886)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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About David Stevenson

Biographical Summary

Stevenson, David. 11/01/1815-17/07/1886. Ref: 1420. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: North Berwick, East Lothian.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: Partner 1838-, R & A Stevenson; Chief Engineer 1853-5, Senior Engineer 1855-81, Northern Lighthouse Board.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Publications: "Life of Robert Stevenson" 1878.
  • Marital Status: Married (1840) Elizabeth Mackay.
  • Family: Sons David Alan Stevenson FRSE 1884-1938, and Charles Alexander Stevenson FRSE 1855-1950.
  • Mother: Jean Smith.
  • Father: Robert Stevenson FRSE 1772-1850.
  • Siblings: Alan Stevenson FRSE 1807-65 and Thomas Stevenson FRSE 1818-87.
  • Other Family: Grandfather of David Alan Stevenson FRSE 1891-1971, Father-in-law of William Mackintosh, Lord Kyllachy FRSE 1842-1918.
  • References: DNB 54, 1898, 235-6; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 14, 1886-7, (145-51).
  • Memberships: M Inst.CE (1844), FRSSA (1838, President 1868-9).
  • Date of Election: 18/03/1844.
  • Proposers: David Milne (Home), 15/1/1844, (ms Proposal NLS Acc 10,000/46). (Billet 19/2/1844, 4/3/1844).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1857-60, 1879-82, Vice-President 1873-9.
  • Notes: Introduced the use of paraffin oil in lighthouses.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 883

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David Stevenson's Timeline

1815
January 11, 1815
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1840
1840
Age 24
1854
July 21, 1854
Age 39
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1855
1855
Age 39
1886
1886
Age 70
North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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