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McVittie, George Cunliffe (1904–1988), astronomer and cryptanalyst, was born on 5 June 1904 in Smyrna, Turkey, the eldest of three children (two sons and a daughter) of Francis Skinner McVittie (1872–1950), businessman, and his wife, Emily Caroline (1877–1942), daughter of George Weber from ...

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Stratford, William Samuel (1790–1853), naval officer and astronomer, was born in London on 31 May 1790, the eldest son of William Stratford (1753–1818) of Well Hall, Eltham, Kent, and New Broad Street, London, and his wife, Fanny, née Mitchell. He was educated at ...

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Tennant, James Francis (1829–1915), army officer and astronomer, was born on 10 January 1829 in Calcutta, the eldest son of Brigadier-General Sir James Tennant (1789–1854), of the Bengal Artillery, and his wife, Elizabeth Louisa (1803–1882), daughter of Charles Pattenson...