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HUTHNANCE note in margin

Leeds, born Hull
Produced a certificate from Messrs Sands, Carne & Vivian of Hayle Copperhouse Foundry that he had been employed in their fitting up dept. of their engine manufactory for 7 years. also a certificate dated 25 march 1841 from mr Christopher Clayton, managing director of the Great Western Steam Ship works, Bristol, that he had been employed as 3rd engineer in the Great western Steam Ship for 18 months
His last employment was as a -- ? -- locomotive engineer for ms Sturrock of Swindon - was discharged by ms Sturrock about Oct 1847 - was out of work from the time he left ms Sturrock

Sandys, Carne & Vivian - Hayle Copperhouse Foundry (google these names)
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Many thanks dave,

Interesting. I know of Brunel and Claxton.

Sandys, Carne and Vivian of Copperhouse Foundry, Hayle.
The company built pumping engines, iron sailing ships, plant for gas-works, flour-mills, saw mills, Cornish boilers etc

I think that is 'was on a King ...' The 'on' does not look like 'as' further up the note.

The Great Western Railway 6000 Class or King is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work.

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