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R. M. J. Jones

revised by D. J. Bryden

Harris, Joseph (bap. 1704, d. 1764), astronomer and assayer, the eldest son of Howel ap Howel, alias Harris (1672?–1731), carpenter, and his wife, Susannah, née Powell (d. 1751), of Trefeca, Brecknockshire, was baptized at Talgarth on 16 February 1704. After being trained by his maternal uncle, ...


Knobel, Edward Ball (1841–1930), chemist and astronomer, was born on 21 October 1841 at 24 Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the son of William Edward Knobel, a solicitor at Lincoln's Inn Fields, and his wife, Emily, née Roberts. He was educated at La Capelle...


Warren de la Rue (1815–1889) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London


P. J. Hartog

revised by A. J. Meadows

Rue, Warren de la (1815–1889), chemist and astronomer, was born on 18 January 1815 in Guernsey, the elder son of Thomas de la Rue (1793–1866), printer, and his wife, Jane Warren (1789–1858) [see under Rue, de la, family]. The family moved to ...