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Richard Trevithick

Richard Trevithick

Male 1771 - 1833  (62 years)

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  • Name Richard Trevithick 
    Born 13 Apr 1771  Tregajorran, Redruth, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 May 1771  Illogan, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1833  Dartford Church, Kent, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Apr 1833  Dartford, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7291  Penarth Ryans
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2012 

    Father Richard Francis Trevithick,   b. 1735, Camborne, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1797, Camborne, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Ann Teague,   b. 1736, Camborne, Cornwall, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Camborne, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1760  Camborne, Cornwall, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4547  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Apr 1771 - Tregajorran, Redruth, Cornwall, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 12 May 1771 - Illogan, Cornwall, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1833 - Dartford Church, Kent, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1833 - Dartford, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Richard Trevithick, steam engine pioneer
    Richard Trevithick, steam engine pioneer
    Richard Trevithick, 1771-1833, Cornwall. Inventor, mine engineer and pioneer in the development of the steam engine and locomotion.

    Histories
    Richard Trevithick, inventor
    Richard Trevithick, inventor
    Richard Trevithick 1771 -1833, was a pioneer in steam engine technology

  • Notes 
    • Richard Trevithick (13 April 1771 ? 22 April 1833) was a famous British inventor and mining engineer from Cornwall. Born in the mining heartland of Cornwall, Trevithick was immersed in mining and engineering from a young age. The son of a mining captain, he performed poorly in school, but went on to be an early pioneer in steam-powered rail. His most significant contribution was to the development of the first high pressure steam engine, he also built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive. On 21 February 1804 the world's first locomotive-hauled railway journey took place as Trevithick's unnamed steam locomotive hauled a train along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks, in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.
      Turning his interests abroad, Trevithick also worked as a mining consultant in Peru and later explored parts of Costa Rica. Throughout his professional career, he went through many ups and downs, and at one point faced financial ruin, also suffering from the strong rivalry of many mining and steam engineers of the day. During the prime of his career, he was a well-respected and known figure in mining and engineering, but near the end of his life and after he fell out of the public eye. Today, his legacy is mostly known to the mining, engineering, and railway circles.
      Extract from Wikipedia.
    • The link with the Penarth Ryans is by marriage. Margaret Peggy Gundry, a first cousin ( 2 x removed) to the Penarth Ryans: Milly, Cass, Jane, Nell, Eddie and Jack, married Thomas Trevithick, whose 3rd cousin was the famous inventor Richard Trevithick 1771-1833.