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William Dudgeon (1818 - 1875)

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William Dudgeon
Born in Whitekirk & Tynninghame, , Haddingtonshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in London, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Aug 2013
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Name: William /Dudgeon/ [1]


Date: 30 MAR 1818
Place: Whitekirk & Tynninghame, , Haddingtonshire, Scotland[2][3]


Reference: 73272


John Dudgeon (1816-1881) and William Dudgeon (1818-1875) were blacksmiths from Scotland but gained experience with some of the leading engineering firms. In 1859 they founded an engineering shop at Millwall, London.

1861 started shipbuilding at Cubitt Town. One of the first vessels was the Thunder of 1,062 that reached the speed of 14 knots.

1861 Introduced propulsion by independently driven twin screws. The Dudgeons were the first to build any number of twin-screw vessels and to demonstrate their worth.

1871 Launched HMS Hecate.

Later they built the Far East and the Ruahine the latter of which had twin screws and a compound engine.

Links to the history of J&W Dudgeon:

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Date: 28 AUG 2013

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Ancestors of Interest

William's paternal grandmother Helen Dudgeon nee Runciman was orphaned in 1765 on the drowning of her father William of Crail.

The full story is told at Crail Fishing Disaster.


  • Source: S3222 Title: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004) plus subsequent research by Alan RUNCIMAN, Ros RUNCIMAN, Lawrence FLETCHER, Lorna HENDERSON & many, many others, Compiler Address: UK, Australia and New Zealand Abbreviation: "Scotland and Beyond" (2004), plus subsequent research Author: Diane Middleton Jen Jelley Alan Runciman Ros Runciman Laurie Fletcher Lorna Henderson and many others Publication: Jul 2013 Note: imported on 2013/07/24 at 15:44:27.
  • Source: S3223 Title: Birth Registration Abbreviation: Birth Registration
  1. Source: #S3222
  2. Source: #S3223 Page: Whitekirk & Tynningham-723/00 0020 0148 CONT 1818
  3. Source: #S3222


Thank you to Alan Runciman for creating WikiTree profile Dudgeon-43 through the import of RUNCIMANAlansPaternal4WikiTreeAug2013.ged on Aug 29, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Alan and others.

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