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Conybeare, John Josias (1779–1824), geologist, antiquary, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 10 June 1779 at St Botolph's rectory, Bishopsgate, London, elder son of the then rector, William Conybeare (1739–1815), and his wife, Margaret Hester Olivier (1764–1806). William Daniel Conybeare (1787–1857)...

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Douglas, James (1753–1819), antiquary and geologist, third and youngest son of John Douglas (d. 1762), innkeeper of the Hercules Pillars in Hyde Park Road, and Mary Gardiner (d. 1766), was born in London on 7 January 1753. Of nine siblings only the three boys survived. After the deaths of his parents he was brought up by his elder brother ...

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Edmonds, Richard (1801–1886), antiquary and geologist, was born on 18 September 1801 in Penzance, Cornwall, the eldest son of Richard Edmonds (1774–1860), attorney, of Penzance, and his wife, Elizabeth Rowe (1770–1840). His elder brother was the political economist Thomas Rowe Edmonds. He was educated at ...

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Lee, John Edward (1808–1887), antiquary and geologist, was born at Newland, Kingston upon Hull, on 21 December 1808. His father having died when he was young, Lee was brought up by his uncles Avison and John Terry, owners of one of the most successful of ...

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Mackenzie, Sir George Steuart, seventh baronet (1780–1848), chemist, geologist, and antiquary, was born in Edinburgh on 22 June 1780, only surviving child of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, sixth baronet (c.1741–1796), a major-general in the Bengal army, and Katherine (d. 1829), daughter of ...

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Roberts, George Edward (1831–1865), geologist and antiquary, was born in Birmingham, the son of Edward Roberts, draper, and his wife, Jane. The family moved to Kidderminster soon after George's birth and he worked as a draper in the family business once his education was complete. He became interested in natural history as a young man, and studied the geology of ...

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Sharp, Samuel (1814–1882), geologist and antiquary, was born on 18 July 1814 at Romsey, Hampshire, the son of Stephen Sharp (bap. 1791) and his wife, Anna Maria Bloor (bap. 1784), formerly of Uppingham. His father died while he was a child and his mother married the proprietor and editor of the ...

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Shore, Thomas William (1840–1905), geologist and antiquary, was born on 5 April 1840 at Wantage, Berkshire, the third of the five children of William Shore (1803?–1845), builder, and his wife, Susannah, née Carter (1807–1858). Nothing is known of his early life or education; after obtaining a ...

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C. W. Sutton

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Ware, Samuel Hibbert- (1782–1848), antiquary and geologist, eldest son of Samuel Hibbert, linen yarn merchant, of Manchester, and Sarah, daughter of Robert Ware of Dublin, was born in St Ann's Square, Manchester, on 21 April 1782. He was educated at a private school (...

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Woodward, Samuel (1790–1838), geologist and antiquary, was born at Rose Lane, Norwich, on 2 October 1790, the only son of William Woodward (1762–1795), bombazine-weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth Springall. He had little schooling, being sent to work with a shawl-weaver before the age of seven. When he was eleven he entered the employment of ...