Leeds Engine: People: Who's Who.

Who's Who

Please note this article is currently a work in progress, the information is not currently complete.

Some of the key figures in the local engine making industry and some names with local connections who went on to be notable figures around the world.

Entries listed alphabetically by surname - All, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

C
Campbell; Alexander
Works Foreman of E.B.Wilson's Railway Foundry. On the collapse of that firm in 1858 he went into business as general engineers with Charles Wardle, John DIckenson and Robert Broddy on adjacent land previously owned by Viscount Boyne. This would go on to become the Boyne Engine Works of Manning Wardle that would take on the designs and goodwill of Wilson's Railway Foundry.

Campbell; Alexander III b- 1870
Son of James Campbell. Became Works Manager at the Hunslet Engine Works after the death of his uncle George in 1890. Took his father's place on his death in 1905 with his brother Robert stepping up to Works Manager.

Campbell; George d- 1890
Son of Alexander Campbell. Assisted brother, James Campbell in the running of the Hunslet Engine Co.

Campbell; Gordon b- 1880
Son of James Campbell, worked in the drawing office at the Hunslet Engine Works.

Campbell; James d- 14/10/1905
Son of Alexander Campbell. Brought in as Manager of the Hunslet Engine Co, becoming sole owner in 1871. Assisted by brother George.

Campbell; Robert b- 1877
Son of James Campbell, manager at the Hunslet Engine Works. Became Works Manager on the death of his father in 1905.

Campbell; William George b- 1874
Son of James Campbell, manager at the Hunslet Engine Works.

Clarke; John b- 6/2/1825
Apprentice at R.&W.Hawthorn, Newcastle. Joined Kitson, Thompson & Hewitson and was appointed works manager in 1851. Left in 1860 to become a partner in Hudswell, Clarke & Co.

Clayton; William (Dr) b- 24/2/1822
Leeds surgeon who provided financial backing in establishing Hudswell, Clarke & Co in 1860. His son William Wikeley Clayton and grandson William Wikeley Ward Clayton became directors.

Clayton; William Wikeley d- 11/1901
Eldest son of Hudswell Clarke & Co founding partner Dr William Clayton. Joined the works as an apprentice in 1866.

Clayton; William Wikeley Ward
Son of Hudswell, Clarke & Co director William Wikeley Clayton, joined the firm as an apprentice in 1904

Craven; John Chester b- 1813 d- 1887
Apprentice at the Round Foundry until 1837. Went on to London firm Maudslays for a year. Returned to Leeds and joined Todd, Kitson & Laird. Worked at the Railway Foundry for a time under the Shepherd & Todd partnership as a Works Manager. Became a partner with James Fenton Jnr in the firm Fenton & Craven who took over the Railway Foundry when Shepherd & Todd split. Served under James Fenton Jnr as Locomotive Foreman on the Manchester & Leeds Railway. In 1847 he became locomotive superintendent for the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway, 22 years later forming the Victoria Docks Engine Works.

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