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Sir Goldsworthy Gurney (1793–1875) by William Sharp, pubd 1829 (after Stephen Catterson Smith) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gurney, Sir Goldsworthy (1793–1875), surgeon and engineer, was born on 14 February 1793 at Treator, near Padstow, in Cornwall, the fourth son in the family of five sons and a daughter of John Gurney and his wife, Isabell, née Carter. He was named after his godmother, a daughter of ...

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Potts, Laurence Holker (1789–1850), surgeon and inventor of a process for sinking foundations, the son of Cuthbert Potts, surgeon, and Ethelinda Margaret Thorpe, daughter of John Thorpe (1715/16–1792), was born in Pall Mall, London, on 18 April 1789. He was educated at Westminster School...