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T. F. Henderson

revised by Lionel Alexander Ritchie

Barry, George (1748–1805), topographical writer, was a native of Berwickshire. Educated at Edinburgh University, he was licensed to preach by the presbytery of Edinburgh. Initially he served as a tutor to the sons of gentlemen in Orkney, by whose patronage he became minister of second charge in ...

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T. F. Henderson

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Carre, Walter Riddell- [formerly Walter Riddell] (1807–1874), topographer, the second son of Thomas Riddell of Camieston (d. 1824) and his wife, Jane (d. 1833), daughter of Captain Walter Ferrier of Somerford, was born in Edinburgh on 4 August 1807. He was descended from the family of ...

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A. H. Millar

revised by Alexander Du Toit

Hamilton, William (1630x36–1724), historical topographer, is thought to have been born in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, the third son of William Hamilton of Wishaw (d. 1636), landowner, and Beatrix, daughter of James Douglas of Morton; his grandfather John Hamilton of Udston was descended from ...

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Isaac Johnson (1754–1835) self-portrait private collection, Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds

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Johnson, Isaac (1754–1835), topographical artist and land surveyor, was born at Pettistree Lodge, near Wickham Market, Suffolk, and baptized in Pettistree church on 27 January 1754, the second of three artistic sons of John Johnson (c.1722–1780), land surveyor and farm bailiff, and ...

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Pont, Timothy (fl. 1574–1611), map maker and chorographer, was the second son of Robert Pont (1524–1606), minister of the Church of Scotland, and his first wife, whose name is uncertain. Later sources give it as Katherine Masterton, but this may be a confusion with ...