Frankland, Sir Edward (1825–1899), chemist, was born on 18 January 1825 at Churchtown, Garstang, Lancashire, the son of Margaret Frankland (1797–1881), daughter of John Frankland (1770–1811), calico printer, and his wife, Molly (née Dunderdale). Frankland's father, to whom his mother was not married, was ...
Colin A. Russell
Trevor I. Williams
Robinson, Sir Robert (1886–1975), chemist, was born on 13 September 1886 at Rufford Farm, Barlow Road, Chesterfield, the eldest of five children of William Bradbury Robinson (1826–1911), textile manufacturer, and his second wife, Jane Davenport (1863–1950). His mother was a member of an old ...
P. J. Hartog
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Wilson, George (1818–1859), chemist and museum director, the son of Archibald Wilson (1784–1843), a wine merchant from Argyll, and his wife, Janet Aitken, was born at Edinburgh on 21 February 1818 with a twin brother, John, who died in 1836. His elder brother, ...