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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

revised by H. K. Higton

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

revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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

revised by S. Kinross

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...

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Bell, Thomas (1785–1860), land surveyor and book collector, was born on 16 December 1785 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son of John Bell (1755–1816), a land surveyor and bookseller, and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of John Gray, of Combfield House, co. Durham...

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Benese, Richard (d. 1547), Augustinian canon and surveyor, can probably be identified with the rector of Woodborough in Wiltshire, a benefice in the king's gift to which he was admitted in 1511, and which financed his study of canon law at Oxford. After five years' study at the university, he supplicated to proceed to BCnL on 6 July 1519. By this time he had resigned his benefice, and subsequently became an Augustinian canon at ...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by J. A. Marchand

Browne, Thomas (1702–1780), herald and land surveyor, was born in Derby, the second son of John Browne of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was first employed as surveyor to John Warburton, Somerset herald, and then to the dukes of Beaufort. He entered the College of Arms...

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Paul Waterhouse

revised by Ian Dungavell

Cates, Arthur (1829–1901), surveyor, was born on 29 April 1829 at 38 Alfred Street, Bedford Square, London, the son of James Cates and his wife, Susan, daughter of John Rose. After education at King's College School, London, he joined the office of Sydney Smirke RA...

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Clutton, John (1809–1896), surveyor, was born at Hartswood, Reigate, Surrey, the third of the four sons and six daughters of William Clutton (1745/6–1839) of Hartswood and his second wife.

John Clutton's grandfather, also William Clutton (1740–1826), was the third son of Ralph Clutton (1695–1761)...

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Davis, Richard (1750–1814), surveyor, was baptized at Windsor on 22 July 1750, the second of four sons of John Davis (d. 1762), clockmaker and locksmith, and his wife, Anne (d. 1764). He entered Eton College on 24 May 1757 and left in 1761. The family had a long association with the college, maintaining the school clock and doing other small building works. His name next appears in a notice in ...

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Denton, John Bailey (1814–1893), surveyor and civil engineer, was born on 26 November 1814, the second son of Samuel Denton, a solicitor of Gray's Inn, London, and his wife, Helena Cornelia. After limited schooling he was articled in 1830 to Anthony Jackson of ...

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Elizabeth Baigent and Brian S. Smith

Doharty [Dougharty], John (1709–1773), land surveyor, was born on 17 January 1709 at Bewdley, Worcestershire, the son of John Dougharty (1677–1755), a land surveyor and teacher of mathematics, and his wife, Priscilla Fereder (d. 1741). Nine years earlier the couple had had another son ...

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Dowson, Sir Ernest MacLeod (1876–1950), colonial administrator and expert on land registration, was born on 19 November 1876 in India, the only son of Ernest Dowson, superintendent of the Indian government telegraph department. He was educated at the Isle of Wight College and the ...