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Ramsden, Jesselocked

(1735–1800)
  • Allan Chapman

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Ramsden, Jesse (1735–1800), maker of scientific instruments, was born at Salterhebble, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the son of Thomas Ramsden, innkeeper, and his wife Abigail, née Flather, probably on 6 October 1735, though his baptism on 3 November is the earliest surviving record. Between the ages of nine and twelve he attended the free school in ...

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