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Dunn, Samuel (bap. 1723, d. 1794), teacher of mathematics and navigation, was born in Crediton, Devon, and baptized there on 7 February 1723, the son of John (d. 1744) and Alice Dunn. Nothing is known of his own education, which gave him a competence in mathematics, but by the age of nineteen he was keeping his own school and teaching writing, accounts, navigation, and other mathematical sciences. This building was destroyed in the fire which swept through ...

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Farquharson, Henry (c. 1675–1739), teacher of mathematics and navigation in Russia, was a son of John Farquharson (d. before 1691), from a branch of the family at Milton, Whitehouse, in west Aberdeenshire. He graduated after broadly based studies as Milne bursar (1691–5) at ...

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Laughton, Sir John Knox (1830–1915), naval educator and historian, was the second son and youngest child of James Laughton of Liverpool (1777–1859), a former master mariner who had become a successful wine merchant. His mother was Ann Potts, who came from a Cumberland...

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Lynn, Thomas (1774–1847), naval officer in the East India Company and teacher of navigation, was born on 2 January 1774 at Woodbridge, Suffolk, one of at least two sons of James Lynn, a medical practitioner, and his wife, Elizabeth. In order to be accepted into the navy of the ...

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Mackay, Andrew (1758–1809), teacher of navigation, one of four sons and three daughters of Hugh Mackay (c.1731–1789) of Melness in Sutherland and his wife, Alison Mudie (c.1725–1789), was born on 17 October 1758 in Long Acre, Aberdeen, where his father was a dancing-master. He attended the grammar school but in 1790, in a letter of introduction from ...

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Saltonstall, Charles (bap. 1607, d. 1665), naval officer and teacher of navigation, was baptized on 27 January 1607 at St Dunstan-in-the-East, Middlesex, the third of five children of Sir Samuel Saltonstall (d. 1640). In November 1627 Saltonstall was the owner, sole merchant, and captain of a merchant ship which arrived at ...

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Taylor [née Ionn], Janet (1804–1870), teacher of navigation and supplier of nautical instruments, was born on 13 May 1804 at Wolsingham, co. Durham, the sixth of eight children of the Revd Peter Ionn (1762–1821), master of Wolsingham Free Grammar School, and his wife, ...