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J. A. Secord

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

Clarke, Alexander Ross (1828–1914), geodesist, was born on 16 December 1828 in Reading, the eldest son of David Ross Clarke, merchant, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of Charles Hall. After early years in Jamaica and Eriboll, Scotland, the family settled in London. Clarke...

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Mary Munro

revised by Anita McConnell

Conyngham, Sir Gerald Ponsonby Lenox- (1866–1956), geodesist, was born on 21 August 1866 at Springhill, Moneymore, Ireland, the seventh of eleven children of Sir William Fitzwilliam Lenox-Conyngham (1824–1906) and his wife, Laura Calvert (d. 1917), fourth daughter of George Arbuthnot, of Elderslie, Surrey...

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Everest, Sir George (1790–1866), geodesist and military engineer, was born in Greenwich on 4 July 1790, the third of six children and the eldest son of (William) Tristram Everest (1747–1825), a lawyer at Greenwich, and his wife, Lucetta Mary Smith (d. 1809)...

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Sir George Everest (1790–1866) by Maull & Fox © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hotine, Martin (1898–1968), geodesist and photogrammetrist, was born at 9 Wymond Street, Putney, on 17 June 1898, the tenth child and fourth son of Frederick Martin Hotine, a retired army officer and journalist, and his wife, Mary Louisa Golder. After an education at ...

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Henry Kater (1777–1835) by George Richmond, 1831 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kater, Henry (1777–1835), geodesist and metrologist, was born on 16 April 1777 in Bristol, the son of Henry Kater (d. 1795), a sugar baker of German descent, and his wife, Anne Collins. Intended for a legal career by his father, Kater was articled as a clerk in the office of the ...

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Lambton, William (1753x69–1823), army officer and geodesist in India, was born at Crosby Grange, near Northallerton, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The date of his birth is a matter of some conjecture, and he seems to have been at some pains to keep both his birth and his parentage a mystery. ...