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Sir Arthur Thomas Cotton (1803–1899) by Sir William Hamo Thornycroft, 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A. J. Arbuthnot

revised by Peter L. Schmitthenner

Cotton, Sir Arthur Thomas (1803–1899), army officer and irrigation engineer, was born on 15 May 1803 at Woodcote, Oxfordshire, the ninth son of Henry Calveley Cotton (d. 1837) of Woodcote House, who served in the royal guards (postal service), and his wife, ...

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Moorsom, William Scarth (1804–1863), civil engineer and soldier, was born at Upper Stakesby, near Whitby, Yorkshire, the youngest of the four children of Admiral Sir Robert Moorsom (1760–1835) [see under Moorsom, Constantine Richard] and Eleanor (1765–1828), daughter of Thomas Scarth, of ...

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Wade, George (1673–1748), army officer and road builder, was the third son of Jerome Wade of Kilavally, co. Westmeath, whose father, William Wade, had served as a major under Cromwell. Wade's first commission, dated 26 December 1690, was as ensign in Captain Richard Trevanion's...

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George Wade (1673–1748) by Jean Baptiste van Loo courtesy of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom