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Brodie, Peter Bellinger (1815–1897), Church of England clergyman and geologist, was born on 27 January 1815 at 49 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the first child of Peter Bellinger Brodie (1778–1854), barrister, and his first wife, Elizabeth Mary (d. 1823), daughter of Sutton Thomas Wood...

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William Buckland (1784–1856) by Thomas Phillips, 1836 unknown collection; photograph Library of Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Oxford / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buckland, William (1784–1856), geologist and dean of Westminster, was born on 12 March 1784 at Axminster, Devon, the eldest son of Charles Buckland (1750–1828/9), rector of Templeton and Trusham, and his first wife, Elizabeth (1756–1812), daughter of John Oke, of Combpyne near Axminster...

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Clarke, William Branwhite (1798–1878), geologist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 2 June 1798 at East Bergholt, Suffolk, the eldest of the five children of William Clarke (d. 1829), headmaster of the East Bergholt Free School and his wife, Sarah (...

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William Branwhite Clarke (1798–1878) by William Macleod, 1878? by permission of the National Library of Australia / Sydney Mail supplement

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Conybeare, John Josias (1779–1824), geologist, antiquary, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 10 June 1779 at St Botolph's rectory, Bishopsgate, London, elder son of the then rector, William Conybeare (1739–1815), and his wife, Margaret Hester Olivier (1764–1806). William Daniel Conybeare (1787–1857)...

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Conybeare, William Daniel (1787–1857), geologist and dean of Llandaff, was born at St Botolph's rectory, Bishopsgate, London, on 7 June 1787, younger son of the rector, William Conybeare (1739–1815), and his wife, Margaret Hester Olivier (1764–1806). His elder brother was John Josias Conybeare (1779–1824)...

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Cumming, Joseph George (1812–1868), geologist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 February 1812 at Matlock, Derbyshire, the son of Joseph Notsall Cumming of Matlock. He was educated at Oakham grammar school, where he was remarkable for his grave earnestness, scarcely ever indulging in games. He was, however, fond of wrestling, and was a great walker, especially visiting ...

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Fisher, Osmond (1817–1914), Church of England clergyman and geologist, was born at the vicarage, Osmington, Dorset, on 17 November 1817. His father, John Fisher (1788–1832), was archdeacon of Berkshire and canon of Salisbury, but is chiefly remembered as the friend and painting companion of ...

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Hutchinson, Henry Neville (1856–1927), Church of England clergyman and popularizer of science, was born at Brook Cottage, Brook Lane, Chester, on 27 March 1856, the son of the Revd Thomas Neville Hutchinson (1826–1899) and his wife, Sarah Ketley, née Turner (...

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Symonds, William Samuel (1818–1887), Church of England clergyman and geologist, was born at Hereford on 13 December 1818, the eldest child of William Symonds (d. 1840) and his wife, Mary Anne Beale (d. 1859). His father was lord of the manor of ...