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Featherstonehaugh, George William (1780–1866), geologist and diplomatist, was born on 9 April 1780 in London, the second child and only son of George Featherstonehaugh (1744–1780), a lead merchant of Southwark, descended from a formerly wealthy Northumberland family, and his wife, Dorothy Simpson (1751–1847)...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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Dame Ethel Mary Reader Shakespear (1871–1946) by unknown photographer The Principal and Fellows, Newnham College, Cambridge

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Shakespear [née Wood], Dame Ethel Mary Reader (1871–1946), public servant and geologist, was born on 17 July 1871 at Biddenham, near Bedford, the daughter of the Revd Henry Wood (c.1829–1912). After attending Bedford high school, she entered Newnham College, Cambridge...