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Beckett, Edmund [formerly Edmund Beckett Denison], first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905), ecclesiastical controversialist, architect, and horologist, was born at Carlton Hall, near Newark, on 12 May 1816, the eldest son of Sir Edmund Beckett, fourth baronet (1787–1874), later MP for the West Riding...

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Edmund Beckett, first Baron Grimthorpe (1816–1905) by unknown photographer by courtesy of the British Horological Institute Limited; original on display at the Upton Hall Time Museum, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Booth [alias Barlow], Edward (1638–1719), Roman Catholic priest and clockmaker, was the son of Richard Booth (d. 1673), a Catholic, of Woolston-cum-Poulton, near Warrington, Lancashire, and was baptized on 15 December 1639, his godfather being Edward Ambrose Barlow OSB (bap. 1585, d. 1641)...

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Morrison, Richard James [pseud. Zadkiel] (1795–1874), astrologer and inventor, was born on 15 June 1795, the son of Richard Caleb Morrison, a gentleman pensioner under George III. His grandfather, Richard Morrison, was a captain in the service of the East India Company...

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Potter, Francis (1594–1678), Church of England clergyman, instrument maker, and experimentalist, was the second son of the Revd Richard Potter (d. 1628), prebendary of Worcester, and his wife, who belonged to the Horsey family of Clifton, Dorset. He was born at Mere vicarage, Wiltshire...