OBITUARY. BENJAMIN HICK, BORN 1790.
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- Source: Minutes of the Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 1843, 01 January 1843 , pages 12 –13
year 1800, and at theage of fourteen years he entered the service of the East India Company as a midshipman ; after his second voyage to Bombay and China he relinquished a naval career, and was placed by his brother as au apprentice with the late Mr. Henry Maudslay, in whose establishment he had the best opportunities of acquiring a practical knowledge of mechanics and engineering ; of these opportunities he carefully availed himself, and always cherished a grateful recollection of his instructor.After passing about five years with Mr. Maudslay, he entered the service of Messrs...