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Bainbridge, Emerson Muschamp (1845–1911), mining engineer and colliery owner, was born on 23 December 1845 in Portland Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, the third son and fourth child in the family of fifteen children (ten of whom survived childhood) of Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge (1817–1892)...

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Barber, John (1734–1793), coalmaster and inventor, was born at Greasley Castle Farm, Nottinghamshire, and baptized at Greasley on 22 October 1734, the eldest son of Francis Barber (d. 1782), Nottinghamshire coalmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth Fletcher (d. 1787). His mother's father, ...

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Cadell family (per. c. 1740–1934), coal and ironmasters, engineers and geologists, came to prominence with William [i] Cadell (1668–1728), who appeared in Haddington as a journeyman glazier in 1701, and became a burgess there in 1704 by right of his father-in-law....

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Chalmers, George (1857–1928), mining engineer in Brazil, was born at Flushing, Cornwall, on 17 January 1857, the youngest son of Captain John Chalmers (1810–1870), an army officer who had served in Jamaica before retiring to Cornwall, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Goater (1820–1885)...

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Ellis, Sir Albert Fuller (1869–1951), mining engineer and phosphate commissioner in the south Pacific, was born on 28 August 1869 in Roma, Queensland, the third son of George Coxon Ellis, a chemist, and his wife, Anne Eliza, née Izod. Three months later the family left ...

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Humfrey, William (c. 1515–1579), mining promoter and assayer, about whom nothing is known before 1560, was a central figure in the Elizabethan government's attempt to revitalize the country's mining and metallurgical industries. In 1560 Humfrey is known to have been a member of the ...

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Oats, Francis (1848–1918), mining engineer and authority on diamonds, was born on 24 October 1848 at South Torfrey Farm, Golant, near Fowey, Cornwall, the elder child of Francis Oats (1796–1874), farmer, and his wife, Marion, née Rundle (b. 1810). About 1854 his family moved to ...

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Siddall, Sir Norman (1918–2002), mining engineer and industrialist, was born at 18 Clarke Square, Broomhall, Sheffield, on 4 May 1918, the son of Frederick Siddall, cutlery grinder, and his wife, Mabel, née Wilkinson. He won a place at King Edward VII Grammar School...

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Williamson, John Thoburn (1907–1958), geologist and diamond mine owner, was born at Montfort, Quebec, Canada, on 10 February 1907, the second of four children and elder son of Bertie J. Williamson, owner of a timber company, and his wife, Rose C. Boyd, who was of French extraction. His father had emigrated from ...