FLEMYNG, BENJAMIN FERGUSON
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Railway engineer, of Dublin. Benjamin Flemyng embarked on his engineering career circa 1844. He was resident engineer for several lines of railway: the Killarney Junction, the Roscrea & Parsonstown, the Tullamore & Athlone and the Enniscorthy extension. In 1863 he formed a partnership with CHARLES PHILIP COTTON . The partners, working as COTTON & amp; FLEMYNG , were engineers to the Dublin, Wicklow & Wexford Railway and the Cork & Bandon Railway. The partnership appears to have continued until 1879, when Cotton was appointed chief engineering inspector to the Local Government Board. Flemyng continued to practise on his own until 1896. He was engineer of the Sallins to Baltinglass railway line, constructed between 1883 and 1885. His pupils and assistants included ROBERT DENNY and EDWARD AUGUSTUS HACKETT.
ICEI: elected member, 1864, and 1880.
Addresses: 24 Bushfield Avenue, 1864; 36 Westland Row, <=1868-1873 and 3 Harcourt Place, 1874->=1875; 35 Dawson Street, <=1880-1896.
Home: 71 Wellington Road, <=1883->=1888; 3 Uxbridge Terrace, Leeson Park, 1895.
All information in this entry is from ICEI membership applications, I, 75 , and II, 72, and Thom's and Post Office directories.