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Dunn, Samuellocked

(bap. 1723, d. 1794)
  • Gordon Goodwin
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Dunn, Samuel (bap. 1723, d. 1794), teacher of mathematics and navigation, was born in Crediton, Devon, and baptized there on 7 February 1723, the son of John (d. 1744) and Alice Dunn. Nothing is known of his own education, which gave him a competence in mathematics, but by the age of nineteen he was keeping his own school and teaching writing, accounts, navigation, and other mathematical sciences. This building was destroyed in the fire which swept through ...

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National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
J. Nichols & J. B. Nichols, , 8 vols. (1817–58); repr. (1966)
Cambridge University Library
Devon Record Office, Exeter