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    Name: John Trundy
    Alternate Name(s):
    • John Trundy
    Biographical Dates: fl. 1774 - 1802
    Biography: John Trundy was a maker of wooden surveyor's compasses in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His compass cards were engraved by Thomas Wightman.

    [He may be the father of John Trundy (1800-1873), who was was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on June 29, 1800, the son of John and Sarah Trundy. He made and sold scientific instruments from about 1827 until 1851. In 1850, he became an agent of the Portsmouth Gaslight Company, where he worked until 1871, rising to to be its director. In 1853, he was also chief of the Portsmouth Fire Department. He was also at one time the sealer of weights and measures.]
    Text Entries:
    "The History of Land Surveying in New Hampshire, 1775-1840: the Golden Age," a talk by Brian Nelson Burford, NH State Archives, at the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association Annual Meeting, December 11, 2009, (accessed 07/29/2015)
    Webster's Instrument Maker's Database.
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