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Artis, Edmund Tyrell (bap. 1789, d. 1847), geologist and archaeologist, was baptized on 11 September 1789 in Saxmundham, Suffolk, the eldest in the family of three sons and three daughters of James Artis, carpenter, and his wife, Mary Tyrell Watling. Little is known of his childhood, though it is said he developed a talent for drawing at an early age. At sixteen he went to work for his uncle, a ...

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Carrington, Samuel (bap. 1798, d. 1870), geologist and archaeologist, was born at Wetton, Staffordshire, where he was baptized on 25 November 1798, the son of Samuel Carrington (1772/3–1840), leader of a team of miners (‘copers’) in the duke of Devonshire's copper mines at ...

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Hughes, Thomas McKenny (1832–1917), geologist, speleologist, and archaeologist, was born in December 1832, in Aberystwyth, one of the family of three sons and five daughters of the Revd Joshua Hughes (1807–1889), afterwards bishop of St Asaph, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1899)...

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Mortimer, John Robert (1825–1911), archaeologist and geologist, was born on 15 June 1825 in Fimber, a wold village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was the eldest of three children of James Mortimer, a farmer, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of John Welburn...

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Pengelly, William (1812–1894), geologist and archaeologist, was born on 12 January 1812 at East Looe, Cornwall, the first of ten children of Richard Pengelly (1787–1861), mariner, and his wife, Sarah (1787–1881), daughter of Abraham and Mary Prout of Millbrook, Cornwall. Pengelly attended two schools in ...

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St Joseph, (John) Kenneth Sinclair (1912–1994), geologist, archaeologist, and aerial photographer, was born on 13 November 1912 at Rose Cottage, Cookley, Worcestershire, the only surviving son of John Daniel St Joseph, a forestry officer with the Indian forest service, and his wife, Irma Robertson, ...

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(John) Kenneth Sinclair St Joseph (1912–1994) by unknown artist The Master and Fellows of Selwyn College, Cambridge

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Trechmann, Charles Taylor (1884–1964), geologist and archaeologist, was born at 10 Cliff Terrace, Hartlepool, co. Durham, on 28 June 1884, the son of Karl (Charles) Otto Trechmann (1851–1917) and his wife, Gertrude Elizabeth, née Taylor. His father was a cement manufacturer and mineralogist; the mineral trechmannite was named after him....