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J. K. Laughton

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Lediard, Thomas (1685–1743), writer and surveyor, was probably born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire; details of his parents are unknown. He states that he was attached at different times to the staff of the first duke of Marlborough, and especially in 1707, on the occasion of the duke's visit to ...


Viger, Jacques (1787–1858), author and surveyor, only surviving child of Jacques Viger (d. 1798) and Amaranthe Prévost, was born in Montreal, Canada, on 7 May 1787 into an influential family circle. Denis-Benjamin Viger and Louis-Joseph Papineau were among his cousins. He studied at the ...


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