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Farey, Johnlocked

  • H. S. Torrens


Farey, John (1766–1826), geologist and surveyor, was born on 24 September 1766 at Woburn, Bedfordshire, on the fourth duke of Bedford's estate, at the farm tenanted by his parents, John Farey (1728–1798) and his second wife, Rachel, née Wright (1732–1804), a Wesleyan Methodist. From the village school ...

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