- Roger Hutchins
Freeman, Alexander (1838–1897), astronomer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 28 January 1838 in Blackheath, Surrey, the son of John Freeman, a chemist and druggist, and his wife, Mary Ann. From Merchant Taylors' School, London, he entered St John's College, Cambridge, in 1857. He won a scholarship in 1860, graduated fifth wrangler in 1861, and gained the chancellor's legal prize and was elected a fellow in 1862. In 1864 he proceeded MA and was elected a fellow of the ...