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Cadell family (per. c. 1740–1934), coal and ironmasters, engineers and geologists, came to prominence with William [i] Cadell (1668–1728), who appeared in Haddington as a journeyman glazier in 1701, and became a burgess there in 1704 by right of his father-in-law....

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Carne, Joseph (1782–1858), geologist and industrialist, was born on 17 April 1782 at Penzance, Cornwall, the eldest son of William Carne (1754–1836), a banker and a partner in the Angarrack tin smelting works near Hayle. A Methodist throughout his life, Carne was educated at the ...

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Davies, David Christopher (1827–1885), geologist and mining engineer, was born on 13 September 1827 at Oswestry, the son of Edward Thomas, labourer of Pentre Clawdd, and Elizabeth Davies, servant, of Leg Street, Oswestry. He was probably illegitimate and was orphaned at an early age; he had little or no formal education. When he was eleven he was apprenticed to ...

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Forbes, David (1828–1876), geological chemist and mining engineer, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, on 6 September 1828, one of the eight surviving children and fifth son of Edward Forbes (b. 1786) of Oakhill and Croukbane, near Douglas, a Manx banker and businessman, and ...

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Foster, Sir Clement Le Neve (1841–1904), geologist and mining engineer, was born on 23 March 1841 at Camberwell, Surrey, the second son of Peter Le Neve Foster (1809–1879), later secretary to the Society of Arts, and Georgiana Elizabeth (bap. 1817, d. 1885)...

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Hatch, Frederick Henry (1864–1932), geologist and mining engineer, was born on 7 March 1864 at 7 Westbourne Park Place, Bayswater, London, eldest son in the London family of five sons and two daughters born illegitimately to Henry Hatch (1817–1885) of Oxford, boot- and shoemaker (later merchant, draper, Liberal councillor, and lessee of the ...

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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Illing, Vincent Charles (1890–1969), petroleum geologist, was born on 24 September 1890 at Jullundur, Punjab, the younger son of Thomas Illing (1863–1934), a non-commissioned officer in the 3rd rifle brigade of the Indian army, and his wife, Annie née Payton (1856–1954). His early education came from army and other schools in ...

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Smyth, Sir Warington Wilkinson (1817–1890), mining engineer and geologist, was born at San Giovanni in the kingdom of Naples on 28 August 1817, the eldest son of William Henry Smyth (1788–1865), then a captain in the Royal Navy, and his wife, Annarella Warington (1788–1873)...

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Southwell, Sir (Charles Archibald) Philip (1894–1981), petroleum geologist and industrialist, was born at Oak Royce, Calverley Lane, Rodley, Calverley, Yorkshire, on 6 June 1894, the only son of Charles Edward Southwell, medical practitioner, and his wife, Clare, née Beaumont. Educated at Newcastle under Lyme high school...

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Tylor, Alfred (1824–1884), geologist and brass-founder, was born on 26 January 1824 at Bunhill Row, St Lukes, Middlesex, the second of the six children of Joseph Tylor (1793–1852), brass-founder, and Harriet Skipper (d. 1851). His parents were Quakers. The anthropologist Sir Edward Burnett Tylor...

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Williamson, John Thoburn (1907–1958), geologist and diamond mine owner, was born at Montfort, Quebec, Canada, on 10 February 1907, the second of four children and elder son of Bertie J. Williamson, owner of a timber company, and his wife, Rose C. Boyd, who was of French extraction. His father had emigrated from ...