Dies on 27th September 1772
In September 1772, at the age of 56, Brindley was surveying the Caldon canal and got soaked to the skin. He caught a chill and then got taken to an inn and put in a damp bed. Brindley became seriously ill, and on the 27th September 1772 at about 12 noon he died.
Just before Brindley passed away, one of his friends, Josiah Wedgwood gave him something to wet his mouth, and he said, "It's enough, I shall need no more" and then shut his eyes.