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  (b. 9 June 1781 Wylam, England   d. 12 August 1848 Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England )  

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George STEPHENSON was born 9 June 1781 in Wylam, England. George STEPHENSON was the child of ?   and   ?

George STEPHENSON died 12 August 1848 in Tapton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.

Occupation: English civil engineer and mechanical engineer

son of of Robert Stephenson and Mabel Carr

m. Elizabeth Hindmarsh (1778-1846) in 1820
Ellen Gregory (1808-1865) in 1848

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birth1781 Birth
9 June 1781
Wylam, England
Name: George Stephenson
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Gender: Male
Christening Date: 22 Jul 1781
Christening Date (Original): 22 JUL 1781
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Father's Name: Robert Stephenson
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Mother's Name: Mable
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00432-1
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System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 95025
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'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,' database, FamilySearch ( ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:J3JK-5Q1 : 11 February 2018, George Stephenson, 22 Jul 1781); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 95,025. (Mormon Genealogy Records)
Born on June 9, 1781, in Wylam, Northumberland, England, George Stephenson would go on to become a key figure in the development of the steam locomotive and revolutionize transportation.

Early Life:
George Stephenson was the second son of Robert and Mabel Stephenson. His family was quite poor, and George received little formal education. At the age of 14, he started working at a coal mine, where he gained hands-on experience with steam engines, laying the groundwork for his future inventions.

Steam Engines and Railways:
In the early 19th century, the demand for coal was rising rapidly, and efficient transportation was crucial. Stephenson's understanding of steam engines led him to improve their design. In 1814, he built his first steam locomotive, the 'Blucher,' which was used to haul coal at a mine in Wylam.

Stephenson's breakthrough came in 1815 when he was appointed as the engineer for the colliery at Killingworth. Here, he designed the 'Blucher' locomotive, which...Read MORE...

1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
'... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,' thought many. George improved his design, and by 1825 his locomotion was on the rails. This was the first engine for the first important railway in the world. It went from Stockto to Darlington, England, for the first time on 27th September 1825. This great old parent engine is preserved in the South Kensington Museum...'
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The Age
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
December 19, 1930
Name: George Stephenson
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1848
Registration District: Chesterfield
County: Derbyshire
Event Place: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Birth Date (available after June quarter 1969):
Birth Year (Estimated):
Volume: 19
Page: 348
Affiliate Line Number: 112

'England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,' database, FamilySearch ( ark:/ 61903/ 1:1:2NTT-N8Z : 31 December 2014), George Stephenson, 1848; from 'England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,' database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England. (Mormon Genealogy Records)
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George is buried at: Holy Trinity Churchyard Chesterfield, Chesterfield Borough, Derbyshire, England
Added: 4/23/2019 5:19:01 PM - Updated: 11/29/2023 12:22:08 PM

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