List of Surveyors & Civilian Assistants

Most Volumes will have at least one page signed by either a member of the Royal Engineers who were working for Ordnance Survey or Civilian Assistants [abbreviated to C/A or C.A.].

This is a list of the names found so far but please let us know if we've missed anyone out!

ANDREW .... J.G .... Sapper RE
ANGUS .... John .... Corporal RS&M
ARCHER .... George William Archer .... Captain RE*
ARCHIBOLD.... James Archibold .... Sapper RE
BARLOW .... Robert Barlow .... Corporal RS&M Sergeant in Kirkcudbright
BATTERDEN .... James Batterden .... Private RS&M
BAYLY .... John Bayly .... Captain or B.Major [Brevet Major] RE*
BEAMISH .... Alten A.W. Beamish .... Lieutenant,Captain, Major RE*
BIRKBY .... William Birkby Private RS & M
BOLLAND ....George Herbert Bolland.... Lieutenant RE, Capt., Major, Colonel*
BOYD .... William Boyd .... Corporal RE
BRACKEN .... John Bracken .... Sapper RE
BUCKLOW .... J Bucklow .... Lance Corporal RE
BURKE .... W. St.George Burke .... Lieutenant, Captain RE*
BURNABY .... Richard Burnaby .... Captain RE, Bt.[Brevet] Major*
CALLANAN .... John Callanan .... Lance Corporal RE
CAMERON .... John Cameron .... Corporal RE
CAMERON .... J Cameron .... Colonel RE, 1st Lieut., Major General, Lt., General and Director General*
CAREY .... C. P. Carey .... 1st Lieut., 1st Capt., Lt. Col., Colonel RE*
CASSER .... Charles Casser .... Sapper RE
CLEGG .... J Clegg .... Sapper/Corporal/Lance Corporal RE
CLYNE .... E.Clyne .... Corporal RE
CODDINGTON.... Arthur Blayney Coddington.... Lieut., Captain, Major, Lt. Colonel RE*
CONNEll .... P.... Private R.S.&M
COE .... Jarvis Coe .... Private RS&M
COE .... Joseph Coe.... Private in RS&M
COOKE ... A C ... 1st Lieutenant,Brevet Major through to D.G. RE*
COOKE .... Charles Cooke .... Sapper RE
COSGROVE .... Thomas Cosgrove .... Corporal RE
COTTRELL .... M Cottrell .... Private RS&M
COURTNEY.... Edward Henry Courtney .... Captain RE*
CRAIG .... Archibald Craig .... Private RS&M
DALE .... Samuel Dale .... Sapper RE
DANIELS ... P. Daniels ... 2nd Corporal RE
DARLING .... George Darling .... Sapper
DAVERAN .... John E. Daveran.... Private RS&M
DAY .... Francis J Day .... Lieut., Captain RE*
DEDMAN ....Alfred.... Sapper RE
DICKSON .... R. Dickson .... Sapper RE
DOBSON .... Robert ....Lance Corporal Royal Engineers
DONOVAN .... John Donovan .... RSAM or Lance Corporal R.E.
DOUGHERTY ... P. Dougherty ... Lance Corporal/2nd Corporal RE
DRANSFIELD.... Alfred James Dransfield .... Sapper RE
DRISCOLL GOSSET ....William Driscoll Gosset.... 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Captain RE*
DUNCAN .... John Duncan .... Sapper RE ... Lance Corporal RE
DUNLOP .... Henry Dunlop .... Sapper RE
DURRAN .... John Durran .... Sapper RE
FAWKES .... Frederick Hamley Fawkes .... Lt / Captn RE*
FEARNSIDE .... Charles J Private R.S.& M [In Dfs Sapper R.E.[Royal Engineers]
GIBSON .... James Gibson .... Sapper RE
GRATTAN .... Joseph Grattan .... Sapper RE
GRAY .... James Gray .... Sapper RE
GWIN .... Alexander Gwin .... Sergeant RE
HAWKINS .... R. Hawkins .... Sapper RE
HAYES .... Michael Hayes .... 2nd Corporal RS&M
HEYGATE .... E. N. .... 1st Lieutenant,1st Captain RE*
HEAD .... D.E. Head .... Sapper RE
HEWITT .... C. E. Hewitt .... Sapper RE
HILL .... Arthur Hill .... Lieutenant, Capt. RE*
HILL .... Samuel S. Hill .... Lance Corporal RSM/2nd Coporal RE
HOWSE .... Alfred R. .... Private RS&M
HUBERT .... Arthur Hubert .... Sapper RE
JAMES .... Edward R. James .... (1859-1872)Lieut., Captain RE*
JAMES....Henry.... (1846)Captain, (1857)Colonel R.E. .... D.G. (1860) Sir....(1875) Retired from OS.*
JANE....John .... Private RS&M/Sapper RE
JOHNSTONE .... William Johnstone Lance Corporal RE
JONES .... Dallas G Jones .... Lieutenant 2nd Capt. RE*
JONES .... Henry Helsham .... 1st Lieut., 2nd Captain RE*
KANE .... Robert Kane .... Sapper RE
KAY .... James .... Sapper RE
KEELY .... John .... 2nd Corporal RE
KERR .... R.D. Kerr .... 1st Lieut., 2nd Captain (1854)*
KIDSDALE ... E. Kidsdale ... 2nd Corporal RE
KIERNAN .... John .... RE
KINSELLA .... John Kinsella .... Private RS&M
LEETE .... Frederick Leete .... Sapper RE [Originally read as Tate]
LESLIE .... ? .... Corporal RE
LEVAN .... J. Levan .... Sapper RE
LINN .... P. Linn .... Sapper RE
LOOP .... W.S. Loop .... 2nd Corporal RS&M
MAHONY.... John .... Private RS&M
MARTIN .... Charles Nassau Martin 1st Lieut., 1st Captain, Lt. Col., RE*
MARTIN .... Edward Martin .... Sapper RE
MASON .... D Mason .... 2nd Corporal RS&M (c.1854)
MCBEAN .... James .... Sapper RE
MCDONALD .... A. McDonald .... 2nd Corporal RE
MCDONALD .... James McDonald .... Corporal then Sergeant RE
MCDONNELL [or MCDOWELL?] .... John McDonnell .... Sapper RE
MCHUGH .... Patrick McHugh .... Private RS&M... and possibly later Lance Corporal RE?
MCKEITH .... John McKeith .... Sapper RE
MCLACHLAN.... C.McLachlan .... Sapper RE
MCLEAN .... D. McLean .... Sapper RE
MacPHERSON.... John Cosmo MacPherson .... Captain, Major RE, Director General*
MECHAN .... John Mechan .... 2nd Corporal RS&M
MELVILLE.... Bruce Hull Melville .... Lieut., Captain RE*
MONTGOMERY .... ? Montgomery .... Sapper RE
MUNRO..... Philip Munro ... Lance Corporal RE/Private R.S.& M
MURRAY .... William J. .... Lance Corporal R.E.
NIXON .... Francis William Nixon .... Lieutenant, Captain RE*
PARSONS .... R. M. Parsons .... 1st Lieut., 2nd & 1st Captain, Major General RE*
PATON .... William Paton .... Lance Corporal RE
PATTERSON.... Charles Patterson .... Sapper RE
PICTON .... John .... Sapper RE
PILLEAU .... H. G. Pilleau .... Lieut., Captain RE*
PRATT .... Francis Edward Pratt .... 1st Lieut., 1st Captain RE*
PURCELL .... M.H. Lieutenant Captain RE*
QUIN .... P. Quinn .... 2nd Corporal RS&M
RENDER .... Bewlay Render .... Corporal RE
RESUGGAN....James Resuggan....Sapper RE [? cannot find on search AJ]
RIDER .... John W. .... Sapper RE
ROGERS .... John W. Rogers .... RS&M
ROGERS....William Rogers.... 2nd Corporal RS&M
SCOTT .... Alexander de Courcy Scott .... 1st Lieut., 2nd Captain RE*
SILLIFANT....William George Sillifant....Sapper RE
SKINNER .... Robert Skinner .... Sergeant RE
SLOAN .... J. Sloan .... Sapper RE
SMITH .... Alfred J Smith .... Sapper RE
SMITH .... S.D. .... Corporal RE
SPENCER .... Benjamin Keen .... Colour Sergeant RS&M RE
SQUAIR .... Robert Squair .... Sergeant RE
STEELE .... Frederick Steele .... Sapper RE [I think this is F. Leete AJ]
STEWART .... Richard Warren Stewart .... 2nd Captain RE*
STIRTON .... John .... Sapper RE
STODDART .. John Stoddart [Lance Corporal Royal Sappers & Miners]
STOTHERD.... Richard Hugh Stotherd .... 1st Lieut., 1st Captain, Colonel RE, Director General*
THOMAS .... John Thomas .... Sapper RE
THOMAS .... William John Thomas .... Sapper RE
TODD .... John Todd .... Sapper RE
TURNER .... George Turner .... Sapper RE
WARD .... John Ward .... Sapper RE
WATSON .... Thomas Watson .... 2nd Corporal RE
WEBSTER .... John Webster .... Lance Corporal RE
WEBSTER .... John Webster .... Private RS&M
WHITE .... E.C. .... Sapper RE
WHITE .... Thomas Pilkington White .... Lieutenant, Capt., Major, Lt. Colonel RE*
WHITE .... William H White .... 2nd Corporal RE
WILSON .... C.W. Wilson .... 2nd Captain, Major, Colonel RE*
WINKUP .... Robert J Winkup .... Sapper, Corporal RS&M
WINZER .... John .... Sergeant, RS&M
YOUNG .... Robert .... 2nd Corp RE

 

note that after their signature it usually states their Rank in abbreviations followed by RE SRE [Sapper Royal Engineers] CplRE [ Corporal Royal Engineers] CaptnRE [Captain Royal Engineers] and so on

 

also note that some of these chaps did get promoted while working for the OS, so they may have different ranks over the course of years.

 

ADAMS ---- John Adams ---- Civilian Assistant
BAIN ---- Alexander Bain ---- Civilian Assistant
BANKS ---- Matthew Banks ---- Civilian Assistant
BARCLAY ---- Samuel Barclay ---- Labourer.
BARRETT ---- Owen Barrett ---- Civilian Assistant
BEATTY ----- W Beatty ---- Civilian Assistant
BONNER ---- W. Bonner ---- Civilian Assistant
BOYD ---- Joshua Boyd ---- Civilian Assistant
BOYLE ----- James Boyle ---- Civilian Assistant
BRACKEN ---- Michael Bracken ---- Civilian Assistant
BRAY ---- John Bray ---- Civilian Assistant
BUCHANAN ---- John Buchanan ---- Civilian Assistant
BUCK ---- Charles Buck
BYRNE ---- John Byrne ---- Civilian Assistant
CALDER ---- George Calder ---- Civilian Assistant
CALLANAN ---- John Callanan ---- Civilian Assist. 1st Examiner
CAMPBELL ---- Daniel Campbell ---- Civilian Assistant
CAMPBELL ---- David Campbell ---- Civilian Assistant
CAMPBELL ---- Kenneth Campbell---- Civilian Assistant
CAMPBELL ---- M ---- Civilian Assistant
CARPENTER ---- James Carpenter ---- Civilian Assistant
CAVAN ---- Robert ---- Civilian Assistant
CHISHOLM ---- Alexander Chisholm---- Civilian Assistant
COUSINS ---- Frederick ---- Civilian Assistant
COWAN ---- James ---- Civilian Assistant
DALLAS ---- George Dallas ---- Civilian Assistant
DAVIDSON ---- A. Davidson ---- Civilian Assistant
DAWE---- Thomas Robert Dawe ---- Civilian Assistant
DEAN /Deans ---- Alexander Dean ---- Civilian Asst. 2nd Examiner
DOHERTY ---- Hugh Doherty ---- Civilian Assistant
DONOHUE ---- M. Donohue ---- Civilian Assistant
DUGGAN ---- Mick Duggan ---- Civilian Assistant
EARLY ---- John Early ---- Civilian Assistant
EMSLIE ---- James A. ---- Civilian Assistant
FRASER ---- Alexander ---- Civilian Assistant
FRASER ---- William Fraser ---- Civilian Assistant
GARVEY ---- John Garvey ---- Civilian Assistant
GIBSON ---- James Gibson ---- Civilian Assistant
GILLOLEY ---- T. ---- Civilian Assistant
GOODACRE ---- W. Goodacre ---- Civilian Assistant
GORDON ---- A.S. Gordon ---- Civilian Assistant
GOSSIP ---- J. ---- Civilian Assistant
GOW ---- William Gow ---- Civilian Assistant
HAIRES ---- A. ---- Civilian Assistant
HANNAN ----- James Hannan ---- Civilian Assistant
HANNAY ----- David Hannay ---- Civilian Assistant
HARPER ---- James Harper ---- Civilian Assistant
HENIGAN ---- Richard ---- Civilian Assistant
HENIGAN ---- Michael ---- Unspecified
HOBAN ---- John T. Hoban ---- Civilian Assistant
HOBSON ---- George Hobson ---- Civilian Assistant
HODGEMAN ---- Frederick William ---- Civilian Assistant
HOUSTON ---- John ---- Civilian Assistant
HOYLE ---- James Hoyle ---- Civilian Assistant
HYSLOP ---- William ---- Civilian Assistant
INGRAM ---- George Ingram ---- Civilian Assistant
INNES ---- James Innes ---- Civilian Assistant
IRELAND ---- James Ireland ---- Civilian Assistant
JORDAN ---- Thomas Jordan ---- Civilian Assistant
KILDOYLE ---- Dennis Kildoyle ---- Civilain Assistant
KINSELA ---- . M. Kinsela ----- Civilian Assistant
LYNCH ---- Patrick Lynch ---- Civilian Assistant
LYNCH ---- Thomas Lynch [son of Patrick] ---- Civilian Assistant
MAHAN ---- Patrick Mahan -- Civilian Assistant
MATHESON ---- Thomas
MARR ----- Thomas ----- Civilian Assistant
MCANULTY ----- James McAnulty ---- Civilian Assistant
McBEAN ---- C. McBean ---- Civilian Assistant
MCCABE ---- John McCabe ---- Civilian Assistant
MCCULLAGH ---- B.R. McCullagh ---- Civilian Assistant
McDIARMID ---- John McDiarmid ---- Civilian Assistant
MCDONALD ---- Alexander McDonald---- Civilian Assistant
MCKAY -- ? McKay ---- Civilian Assistant
MCKENZIE ---- D. McKenzie ---- Civilian Assistant
MCKEOWN ---- W. (not N. or R.) McKeown ---- Civilian Assistant
McRAE ---- H. McRAE ---- Gaelic speaker & possibly Civilian Assistant
MILLER ---- Robert Miller ---- Civilian Assistant
MORGAN ---- J. Morgan ---- Civilian Assistant
NISH ---- John Nish ---- Civilian Assistant
O'FARRELL ---- Thomas O'Farrell---- Civilian Assistant
PATERSON ---- W Paterson ---- Civilian Assistant
POOLE ---- W. J. Poole ---- Civilian Assistant (been done as A.J. & H.J.]
RATCLIFFE ---- Thomas ---- Civilian Assistant
REWAN ---- William Rewan ---- Civilian Assistant
RICHMOND ----John Richmond ---- Civilian Assistant
ROSE ---- Donald Rose ---- Civilian Assistant
ROSE/Ross----George Ross or Rose---- Civilian Assistant
RYAN ---- Richard Ryan ---- Civilian Assistant
SCALLY ---- Alexander James Scally ---- Civilian Assistant
SHARBAN ---- H. Sharban ---- Civilian Assistant
SMITH ---- Thomas Smith ---- Civilian Assistant
SNOWBALL --- Thomas Snowball --- Civilian Assistant
STUART ---- James Stuart ---- Civilian Assistant
STUART ---- Peter Stuart ---- Civilian Assistant
SUTHERLAND ---- Hugh Sutherland ---- Civilian Assistant
WATSON ---- Robert H. Watson ---- Civilian Assistant
WRIGHT .... William ---- Civilian Assistant

There are also a number of chaps who do not identify whether they are Civilian Assistants or Military:

McGUIRE .... James McGuire
HARMAN .... James Harman (maybe Hannan)
PATERSON .... James Paterson
GRATTY .... J. R. Gratty
PRICE .... E. Price
SHARBAN .... H.

 

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