EASTON, ALEXANDER #
- Born: 1787 Died: 1854
Scottish engineer. Alexander Easton worked as an assistant to THOMAS TELFORD as resident engineer for the western district of the Caledonian Canal until the western and eastern districts were united under the management of a single resident engineer in 1823. In about 1824, on Telford's recommendation,(1) he was appointed inspector of works for the prison at Portlaoise, Co. Laois. He did not remain long in Ireland, subsequently returning to Britain to work for Telford in Wales.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Easton in Min. Proc. ICE 14 (1854-55), 131-133.
(1) NA/SPO CSORP 1824/9669 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
1 work entries listed in chronological order for EASTON, ALEXANDER #
|Building:||CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, COUNTY GAOL (NEW)|
|Nature:||AE inspector of works.|
|Refs:||NA/SPO CSORP 1824/9669 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Min. Proc. ICE 14 (1854-55), 131-133.|