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...Innes, Thomas Thomas Innes was born in Drumgask, Aberdeenshire, and died in Paris. A Catholic priest and historian, he studied in Paris at the College of Navarre and the Scots College, taking orders as a priest in 1691. He continued his...
...Jennings, John Eames, John John Eames was born in London on 2 February 1686 and died on 29 January 1744. He attended Merchant Taylors’ School from 1697 to 1702. He was originally destined for the dissenting ministry but natural diffidence...
...Locke, JohnRose, William William Rose was born in Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of Hugh Rose of Birse, and died in London. He was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen and then served as usher to the Earl of Dunmore at Doddridge...
...Madan, Martin Martin Madan died at Epsom on 2 May 1790. He was born into a family with some literary associations: his mother, Judith, was the aunt of the poet William Cowper, and his younger brother, Spencer, was a poet. Martin attended...
...Troughton, Edward Edward Troughton was born in Corney, Cumberland, probably in 1756, and died in London on 12 June 1835. He was the youngest son of Francis Troughton, yeoman farmer. His elder brother John (c.1739–1807) had been apprenticed...
...Sowerby, James James Sowerby was born just off Fleet Street in the city of London on 21 March 1757 and died in Lambeth on 25 October 1822. He was the son of John Sowerby, a lapidary, and his wife, Arabella Goodspeed. After showing a natural...
...Smith, James Edward James Edward Smith was born in Norwich on 2 December 1759 and died there on 17 March 1828. His father James was a prosperous wool merchant and draper. Partly of Dutch ancestry, Smith was brought up in the Unitarian...
...Catton, Thomas Thomas Catton died at St John's College, Cambridge on 6 January 1838. His entire astronomical career centred on St John’s. He obtained a BA degree in 1781, qualifying as fourth Wrangler and first Smith's Prizeman. Two years...
...Tennant, Smithson Smithson Tennant was born in Selby, Yorkshire on 30 November 1761 and died in Boulogne on 22 February 1815. He was the only child of the Revd Calvert Tennant, a Cambridge graduate who held the living of the rectory...
...James Hall was born in Dunglass, Scotland on 17 January 1761 and died in Edinburgh on 23 June 1832. Son and heir of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, he was educated in London at Elm's Military Academy, succeeding to the baronetcy (and a fortune...