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Rooke, John (1780–1856), political economist and geologist, was born in Aikton, near Carlisle, on 29 August 1780, the eldest son of John Rooke, surveyor and a small landowner of the kind known locally as a ‘statesman’, and his wife, Peggy. He attended the village primary school and ...


George Julius Poulett Scrope (1797–1876) by John Samuelson Templeton, pubd 1848 (after Eden Upton Eddis) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Scrope, George Julius Poulett [formerly George Julius Thomson] (1797–1876), geologist and political economist, was born in London on 10 March 1797. Baptized George Julius Thomson at St Peter-le-Poer in the City of London on 11 May 1797, he was the second son of the ...