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Joule, James Prescottlocked

  • Crosbie Smith


Joule, James Prescott (1818–1889), physicist, was born on 24 December 1818 in New Bailey Street, Salford, the fourth of seven children of Benjamin Joule (1784–1858), a Salford brewer, and his wife, Alice (1788–1836), elder daughter of Thomas and Grace Prescott of Wigan. The first two children died in infancy, leaving ...

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