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Benest, Cleone de Heveningham [pseud. C. Griff] (1880–1963), motorist, engineer, and metallurgist, was born at 40 Hampton Road, Forest Gate, London, on 13 June 1880, the only child of George Philip Benest (1853–1930?), house proprietor, and his wife Edith Maria, ...

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Bodington [née Brooke], Alice (1840–1897), popularizer of science, was born in Rome, Italy, on 22 May 1840, the daughter and only child of Francis Capper Brooke (1810–1886), captain in the Grenadier Guards and landowner, and his first wife, Juliana Jemima...

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Danvers, Frederick Charles (1833–1906), civil servant and writer on engineering, was born on 1 July 1833 in Hornsey, London, the second son of Frederick Samuel Danvers, an officer in the East India Company, and his wife, Mary Matilda, daughter of H. Middleton of ...

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Dickinson, Henry Winram (1870–1952), historian of engineering and technology, was born at Ulverston, Lancashire, on 28 August 1870, the eldest son of John Dickinson, general manager and secretary of the North Lonsdale Iron and Steel Company Ltd, and his wife, Margaret Anne, née...

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Ewbank, Thomas (1792–1870), writer on hydraulics and physics, was born at Barnard Castle, co. Durham, on 11 March 1792. When thirteen years of age he began work as a plumber and brass-founder. In 1812 he went to London, where he was employed in making cases for preserved meats. His spare hours were given to reading. In 1819 he emigrated to ...

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Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian, was born at 23 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, on 10 August 1889, the son of John Miller Hamilton, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Ellen Josephine Baines. The family moved to Darlington where Hamilton attended ...

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Jenkins, Rhys (1859–1953), engineer and historian of engineering, was born on 29 September 1859 at Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, the son of Thomas Jenkins, an engineer. He was educated at the Alderman Davies School, Neath, and in 1874 commenced a four-year apprenticeship with Richard Nevil...

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Müller, Sir William (d. 1846), writer on military and engineering science, described himself as an officer of the electoral Hanoverian cavalry, who, at about the end of the eighteenth century, became the first-appointed public instructor in military science in the University of Göttingen...

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Rolt, (Lionel) Thomas Caswall (1910–1974), engineering historian, was born on 11 February 1910 at Eaton Road, Chester, the only child of Lionel Caswall Rolt, a minor country gentleman, and his wife, Jemima Clarke (subsequently Timperley). He was distantly related to Kyrle Willans, the son of ...

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Simms, Frederick Walter (1803–1865), engineer and technical writer, was the seventh of nine children of William Simms (1763–1828), manufacturer of scientific instruments, and his wife Sarah, née Thompson (1767–1834). He was born on 24 December 1803 in the parish of St Ann Blackfriars, London...