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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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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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J. K. Laughton

revised by Sarah Bendall

Gosling, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1757), schoolmaster and land surveyor, fifth and youngest child of Charles Gosling (fl. 1677–1693), yeoman, of Stubley, in the parish of Dronfield in Derbyshire, was baptized in the parish church there on 15 July 1693. By 1720 he had moved to ...

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Johnson, Isaac (1754–1835), topographical artist and land surveyor, was born at Pettistree Lodge, near Wickham Market, Suffolk, and baptized in Pettistree church on 27 January 1754, the second of three artistic sons of John Johnson (c.1722–1780), land surveyor and farm bailiff, and ...

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Isaac Johnson (1754–1835) self-portrait private collection, Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds

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R. B. Prosser

revised by C. A. Creffield

Nesbit, Anthony (bap. 1778, d. 1859), schoolmaster and land surveyor, was the son of Jacob Nesbit, farmer, of Long Benton, near Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was baptized on 3 May 1778. In the preface to his Treatise on Practical Arithmetic (1826) Nesbit...