Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving children of Richard Anning (c.1766–1810), cabinet-maker and carpenter, and his wife, ...
H. S. Torrens
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Ridley, Henry Nicholas (1855–1956), economic botanist, was born on 10 December 1855 at West Harling Hall, Norfolk, the third child of the Revd Oliver Matthew Ridley and his wife, Louisa Pole, daughter of William Stuart, of Aldenham Abbey. He was a direct descendant of ...
Peter G. Masefield
Sopwith, Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch (1888–1989), engineer and airman, was born on 18 January 1888 at 92 Cromwell Road, Kensington, west London, the eighth child and only son of Thomas Sopwith (1838–1898), managing director of the Spanish Lead Mines Company of Linares in ...
F. A. Freeth
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Swinburne, Sir James, ninth baronet (1858–1958), industrial chemist and electrical engineer, was born in Inverness on 28 February 1858, the third of the six sons of Lieutenant Thomas Anthony Swinburne RN and his wife, Mary Anne, daughter of Captain Edward Fraser of Gortuleg...
Anna Leendertz Ford
Tipper [née Elam], Constance Fligg (1894–1995), metallurgist and crystallographer, was born on 16 February 1894 in Station Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, the daughter of William Henry Elam, surgeon, and his wife, Lydia, née Coombes. She was educated at St Felix School, Southwold...