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Agas, Radulph [Ralph] (c. 1540–1621), land surveyor, was probably a native of Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. His parents are not known, but it is likely he was a relative of Edward Aggas, son of Robert Aggas of Stoke by Nayland. Radulph (or Ralph)...

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Ian Adams

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor, was born on 22 April 1745 in Jedburgh, the younger son and younger child of John Ainslie, druggist in Jedburgh, writer to the signet, and burgess of the burgh. He may have been educated at Jedburgh grammar school...

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T. F. Henderson

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Bailey, John (1750–1819), mathematician and land surveyor, was born at Blades Field, near Bowes, Yorkshire, the son of William Bailey. At an early age he showed strong artistic tendencies, and while employed as tutor to the children of his uncle, George Dixon of ...

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Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist, was born at 1 Maria Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex, on 7 December 1877, the fourth child of Samuel Baines (1840–1913), coppersmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Coates. Though Baines habitually stated that he was educated privately, he probably attended the ...

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J. H. Andrews

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Bald, William (1789/90–1857), surveyor and civil engineer, was born in Burntisland, Fife, and educated at Burntisland and in Edinburgh before becoming apprenticed to the eminent Scottish land surveyor, John Ainslie. From 1803 onwards he was employed on very extensive estate surveys throughout Scotland...

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Barlow, Thomas (c. 1669–1730), builder and estate surveyor, played a significant part in the expansion of the West End of London which took place in the first three decades of the eighteenth century. Nothing is known about his origins and early life. In a deposition sworn in April 1721 he gave his age as about fifty-two, which would suggest that he was born in the late 1660s, and he was probably the ...

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Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman, was born on 2 June 1857 in Highholborn Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest legitimate son of William Barnes (1832–1891) and his wife, Amelia, née Johnson (c.1834–1893), coffee planters of Kraal district in the mountains of ...

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H. M. Chichester

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Barrallier, Francis Louis (1773–1853), army officer and surveyor, was the son of a French surveyor, who after the capture of Toulon in 1793 was employed by the British. Barrallier was permitted to go to New South Wales with the new governor, Captain P. G. King RN...

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Beauclerk, James (1709–1787), bishop of Hereford, was born at Windsor, the seventh surviving son of Charles Beauclerk, first duke of St Albans (1670–1726), illegitimate offspring of Charles II and Nell Gwyn. Some say his facial characteristics resembled those of his royal grandfather. His mother, ...

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Beighton, Henry (1686/7–1743), surveyor, was born between September 1686 and August 1687 at Griff, in the parish of Chilvers Coton, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, and baptized there on 20 August 1687. He was one of three children of Henry Beighton (1661–1710?), constable of Chilvers Coton...