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Lassell, Williamlocked

  • Robert W. Smith


Lassell, William (1799–1880), astronomer, was born on 18 June 1799 in Bolton, Lancashire, where his father, Nathaniel (d. c.1812), was in business as a timber merchant and builder with James Gregson, a brother-in-law. Lassell's mother, Hannah, came from a Liverpool business family. The religious backgrounds of his family were Congregationalist and Independent, and ...

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