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Caswell, Richard (1729–1789), surveyor and politician in America, was born on 3 August 1729 at Mulberry Point, a plantation overlooking Chesapeake Bay, near Joppa, Baltimore county, Maryland, the son of Richard Caswell, merchant and public official, and Christian Dallam (b. c.1690)...

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Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent, was born on 14 July 1864 at Anomabu, in the British west African colony of the Gold Coast, the surviving twin son of Robert Archibald Ferguson, a commercial agent for A. and F. Swanzy, and his wife, ...

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Roe, John Septimus (1797–1878), surveyor and politician in Australia, the seventh son of the Revd James Roe, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Sophia Brookes, was born in Newbury, Berkshire, on 8 May 1797. He was educated at the mathematical school of ...

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Swann, Samuel (1704–1774), surveyor and politician in America, was born on 31 October 1704 in Perquimans precinct, North Carolina, the son of Samuel Swann (1653–1707) and his second wife, Elizabeth Lillington Fendall (1679–1725). His father, who moved from Virginia to North Carolina in 1694, was one of the wealthiest men in the colony, served on the council for many years, and held other high offices; his grandfather in ...

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Wedge, John Helder (1793–1872), surveyor and politician in Tasmania, was born at Shudy Camps, near Linton, Cambridgeshire, on 27 February 1793, the second son of Charles Wedge (1747?–1842), a surveyor, and his wife, Elizabeth. John worked with his older brother, Edward, on a ...