Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Fulton
Designation: Engineer
Born: 1829
Died: 1882
Bio Notes: John Fulton worked in Dundee as Burgh Engineer from 1852 to 1868, when he resigned and was succeeded by William Mackison.

Fulton left Dundee to become Town Surveyor of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1868 after a major re-organisation of the department. In 1871 he was also made Borough Engineer. His most notable work in Newcastle was to lay out Leazes Park. In 1877 AM Fowler was appointed to take control of the whole department in yet another re-shuffle leaving Fulton without an official post, but responsible for parks and road repair. Relations with Fowler were difficult and the Council was in dispute about how best to proceed. In the end Fulton was dismissed in 1881 and his colleagues, who felt he had been badly treated gave him a testimonial of 220. He then emigrated to Texas to farm and to undertake engineering work. He died there in 1882.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Dundee, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1852After 1868 
Item 2 of 2Texas, United States of AmericaPrivateAfter 18681882 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Burgh Engineer's Office/Dundee City Engineer's Office18521868 Burgh Engineer

Buildings and Designs

This engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11862Eastern Necropolis  DundeeScotlandDrew up a plan for the Eastern Cemetery. William Scott's preferred.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this engineer:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee Advertiser*  Check date - obituary ?
Item 2 of 3Newcastle Courant31 March 1882   
Item 3 of 3Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette9 May 1882   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Graham PottsInformation sent via 'Contact Us' on website Sent April 2012
Item 2 of 2Tyne and Wear Archives and Newcastle Central Library, Local Studies DepartmentNewcastle Council Reports 1868-1881 Information per Graham Potts