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Braithwaite, John, the elder (bap. 1760, d. 1818), engineer and diver, was baptized at St Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire, on 20 July 1760, the second son of five children of William Braithwaite (bap. 1732, d. 1800), whitesmith and engine maker, and Mary Crowther (...

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Chapman, Abel (1851–1929), naturalist and hunter, was born at 212 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, on 4 October 1851, the eldest of the six sons and two daughters of Thomas Edward Chapman (1820–1875), wine merchant, and his wife, Jane Ann, née Crawhall (...

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Deane, Charles Anthony (1796–1848), diver and inventor of diving equipment, was born in September 1796 at 53 Hughes Fields, Deptford, Kent, and was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Deptford, on 2 October 1796, the son of John Deane (bap. 1766, d. 1830)...

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Dudeney, Henry Ernest (1857–1930), compiler of mathematical puzzles, was born in Mayfield, Sussex, on 10 April 1857, the third child and second son in the family of three sons and seven daughters of Gilbert Dudeney (1825–1877), a schoolmaster in a Methodist school at ...

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See Godfrey, Ambrose, the elder [known as Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz the elder]

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Grimston, Robert (1816–1884), cricketer and promoter of telegraphy, fourth son of James Walter Grimston, first earl of Verulam (1775–1845), and his wife, Charlotte (1783–1863), second daughter of Charles Jenkinson, first earl of Liverpool, was born at 42 Grosvenor Square, London, on 18 September 1816. He was a descendant of ...

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Odell, Noel Ewart (1890–1987), geologist and mountaineer, was born on 25 December 1890 in St Lawrence, Isle of Wight, the third child in the family of two sons and three daughters of the Revd Robert William Odell, rector of St Lawrence, and his wife, ...

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Isaac Perrins (1750x5757–1801) by unknown artist [Left to right] Tom Johnson (c.1750-1797) and , at Banbury on 22 October 1789] Edgar Astaire Collection

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Perrins, Isaac (1750x57–1801), pugilist and mechanical engineer, of whom few early details are known, appears, unusually for a member of the eighteenth-century boxing fraternity, to have been well educated and, as various extant letters in copperplate handwriting show, certainly extremely literate.

Perrins's enduring fame in the prize ring rests primarily on his memorable bout with the celebrated ...

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Walker, Richard Stuart (1918–1985), angler and engineer, was born on 29 May 1918 at 16 Fishpond Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the only child of Richard Harry Walker (1892–1956), government clerk, and his wife, Elsie May (1892–1990), daughter of Frederick A. Cooper of Stanbridge, Bedfordshire...

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William Robert Walker (1869–1918) by Charles Edward Shuttleworth Beloe, 1907 [left, with his assistant, William West] private collection

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Walker [formerly Bellenie, Bellenie-Walker], William Robert (1869–1918), diver, was born William Robert Bellenie on 21 October 1869 at 124 Hill Street, Walworth, Surrey, one of four sons and one daughter in the family of William John Bellenie, a carpenter of Italian ancestry, and his wife, ...