The Sensational Stevensons - (Stevensons lighthouse Engineers)
Robert Stevenson's talented family also included the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson (his grandson). Visits with his family to remote lighthouses are thought to have inspired his books Kidnapped and Treasure Island."There is scarce a deep sea light from the Isle of Man to North Berwick, but one of my blood designed it.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genealogie of the Stevensons Family
Other Lighthouse Engineers of the NLB
Between 1799 and 1938 the Stevenson family has built 97 Lighthouses in Scotland and on the Isle of Man. As a resume, and a reminder that the Northern Lighthouse Board continued to build lighthouses, here the list of their 'Senior Engineers' who built the lighthouses of Scotland.
The title Senior Engineer was changed to Engineer-in-Chief after 1972 and then changed to Director of Engineering in 1995.
|List of Engineers of the Northern Lighthouse Board|
|1786||- Thomas Smith|
|1799||- Robert Stevenson|
|1843||- Alan Stevenson|
|1853||- David Lillie Stevenson|
|1854||- David Lillie Stevenson and Thomas Stevenson|
|1878||- Thomas Stevenson|
|1885||- Thomas Stevenson and David Alan Stevenson|
|1886||- David Alan Stevenson|
|1938||- John Oswald|
|1946||- J.D. Gardner|
|1955||- Peter H. Hyslop|
|1978||- John Williamson|
|1987||- William Paterson|
|2000||- Moray Waddell|
|The genealogy of the Stevensons||- Wikitree|
|The Lighthouse Stevenson||- BBC Video|