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date: 21 September 2020

Roy, Williamlocked

(1726–1790)
  • Elizabeth Baigent

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Roy, William (1726–1790), surveyor and founder of the Ordnance Survey, was born on 4 May 1726 at Miltonhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the second child of John Roy (d. 1748), factor to Sir William Gordon of Milton and, after 1737, an ordained elder of the kirk, and his wife, ...

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