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date: 14 May 2021

Williams, Johnlocked

  • Ian Ridpath


Williams, John (1797–1874), astronomer and Egyptologist, was born on 19 October 1797 in London, the only son of a partner in a manufacturing firm in the City of London. Educated at Charterhouse, he went into teaching, first starting a small school of his own and then becoming master of the parochial school attached to ...

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University of Oxford, Griffith Institute
death certificate
Royal Astronomical Society, London
Calendars of the grants of probate … made in … HM court of probate [England and Wales]