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Thompson Cooper

revised by H. K. Higton

Mellis, John (d. 1593?), writer on arithmetic and bookkeeping, came from Norwich, but few details of his life are known. He had (according to himself) a natural genius for drawing proportions, maps, cards, buildings, and plates. He attended a Dr Robert Forth at ...


Titford, William Jowett (1784–1823), accountant and botanist, was born on 13 May 1784 at Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest of four children of Isaac Titford (1760–1834), army surgeon in the 60th Royal American regiment and apothecary, and his first wife, Mary Greenaway (c...