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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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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly (1817–1894) by unknown engraver, pubd 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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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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Drummond, Victoria Alexandrina (1894–1978), marine engineer, was born on 14 October 1894 at Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, the second of four children of Captain Malcolm Drummond of Megginch (1856–1924), groom-in-waiting to Queen Victoria, and his wife, Geraldine Margaret (née Cherry; 1865–1956), the sixth of seven daughters of ...

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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, ...