Clarke, John (bap. 1682, d. 1757), dean of Salisbury and mathematician, was baptized at St Andrew's, Norwich, on 7 May 1682, the son of Edward Clarke, weaver, alderman, and MP for Norwich in 1701, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of Samuel Parmenter. Samuel Clarke (1675–1729)...
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Cooper, Robert (1649/50–1732), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of the seven children born to Robert Cooper of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and his wife, Elizabeth. He entered Pembroke College, Oxford, as a servitor in 1666, aged sixteen, graduated BA in 1670, and was elected fellow through the influence of ...
Craig, John (c. 1663–1731), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of James Craig (c.1632–1704), vicar of Hoddam in Dumfries, Scotland. In 1684 Craig matriculated at Edinburgh University, beginning his mathematical studies under David Gregory. In 1685 he travelled to ...
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Cresswell, Daniel (1776–1844), Church of England clergyman and mathematician, was the son of Daniel Cresswell, a native of Crowden-le-Booth, in Edale, Derbyshire, who lived for many years at Newton, near Wakefield, Yorkshire. He was born at Wakefield and educated in the grammar school there and at ...
J. H. Overton
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Marriott, Charles (1811–1858), Church of England clergyman and college teacher, was born at the rectory, Church Lawford, near Rugby, on 24 August 1811, the third of the five children of the rector of the parish, John Marriott (1780–1825), and his wife, Mary Ann (...
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Parkinson, Thomas (1745–1830), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was born on 14 June 1745, at Kirkham, Lancashire, the son of Adam and Elizabeth Parkinson. He was educated at Kirkham Free Grammar School under a Mr Threlfal and entered Christ's College, Cambridge, on 11 October 1764, with an exhibition of ...
Pratt, John Henry (bap. 1809, d. 1871), Church of England clergyman and mathematician, was baptized on 30 June 1809 at St Mary Woolnoth, London, one of two sons of Josiah Pratt (1768–1844), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Elizabeth, formerly Jowett. He was educated at ...
Trail, William (1746–1831), mathematician and Church of Ireland clergyman, was born on 23 June 1746 at Logie in the presbytery of Brechin, the second son of the Revd William Trail (1712–1756) and his wife, Mary Trail (1731–1756), the daughter of the Revd Robert Trail...
T. E. James
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Watson, Henry William (1827–1903), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was born in Marylebone, Middlesex, on 25 February 1827, the son of Thomas Watson RN and his wife, Eleanor Mary Kingston. Educated at King's College, London, he won the first mathematical scholarship instituted there and proceeded in 1846 to ...
D. J. Owen
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Whitworth, William Allen (1840–1905), mathematician and Church of England clergyman, was born at Bank House, Runcorn, on 1 February 1840, the eldest son in the family of four sons and two daughters of William Whitworth, at one time schoolmaster at Runcorn and incumbent of ...
C. W. Sutton
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Wood, James (1760–1839), mathematician and dean of Ely, was born on 14 December 1760 at Holcombe, Bury, Lancashire, the son of James Wood and his wife, both weavers. His father ran an evening school and taught his son the elements of arithmetic and algebra. ...