Robert Stevenson (1772 - 1850)

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Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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About Robert Stevenson

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Stevenson_(civil_engineer)]

Biographical Summary

Stevenson, Robert. 08/06/1772-12/07/1850. Ref: 1424. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Glasgow.
  • Place of Death: Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: New Calton Cemy. Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Civil Engineer.
  • Appointments Held: 1796-, Partner with his stepfather Thomas Smith; Chief Engineer 1798-1842, Northern Lighthouse Board.
  • Schools and Tutors: A Charity School in Edinburgh.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Andersonian Institute, Glasgow; Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1797) Jean Smith d 1846.
  • Family: Sons Alan Stevenson FRSE 1807-65, David Stevenson FRSE 1815-66 and Thomas Stevenson FRSE 1818-87.
  • Mother: Jean Lillie.
  • Father: Alan Stevenson, maltster in Glasgow, died 1774.
  • Other Family: Grandfather of David Alan Stevenson FRSE 1854-1938 and Charles Alexander Stevenson FRSE 1855-1950. Great Grandfather of David Alan Stevenson FRSE 1891-1971.
  • References: DNB 54, 1898, 243--5; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 3, 1850-7, 30-31; Anderson 3, 511-2; R A Paxton in A W Skempton, "Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers", Thomas Telford Ltd. Vol 1, 2002, (1500-1830), 661-667; Shapin 439; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage 1, 1981; W P Anderson 1931, 624-5.
  • Memberships: M Inst.CE(1828), FSAS, MWS, FGS, FRAS, FSA(Scot), Highland Society(1807).
  • Date of Election: 19/01/1815.
  • Proposers: John Barclay, J Playfair, David Brewster (Minute 07/02/1814 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal, 08/02/1814 Acc10,000/42).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Physical) 1822-5.
  • Notes: Builder of the Bell Rock Lighthouse.
  • 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 885

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Robert Stevenson's Timeline

1772
June 8, 1772
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1791
March 4, 1791
Age 18
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, UK
1793
March 12, 1793
Age 20
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, UK
1795
May 27, 1795
Age 22
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, UK
1797
October 21, 1797
Age 25
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, UK
1799
August 16, 1799
Age 27
1801
1801
Age 28
1807
April 28, 1807
Age 34
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 10, 1807
Age 35
Lanark, South Lanarkshire, UK
1815
January 11, 1815
Age 42
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom