Named in honour of John Huddart (1741 – 1816), of the East India Company and Trinity House, hydrographer, engineer and inventor. From humble origins, he excelled in navigation and charting surveying harbours and coasts and was technical adviser to the East India Docks Company. But he actually made his fortune from inventing an improved type of rope. With others he formed Huddart & Co. of Limehouse to manufacture rope, using his wealth to purchase estates in Wales.
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