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Coxwell, Henry Tracey [pseud. Henry Wells] (1819–1900), balloonist, was born at the parsonage at Wouldham, near Chatham, Kent, on 2 March 1819, the youngest son of Commander Joseph Coxwell of the Royal Navy (1774?–1832) and his wife Ann Godfry (probably née Reeves)...

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Charles Green (1785–1870) by Hilaire Ledru, 1835 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Green, Charles (1785–1870), balloonist, son of Thomas Green, fruiterer, of Willow Walk, Goswell Street, London, who died in May 1850, aged eighty-eight, was born at 92 Goswell Road, London, on 31 January 1785. He may have been the Charles Green, son of Thomas Green...

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James Sadler (bap. 1753, d. 1828) by unknown artist, c. 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sadler, James (bap. 1753, d. 1828), balloonist and chemist, was born in Oxford and baptized there on 27 February 1753. He was the elder son of James Sadler (1718–1791), cook and confectioner of (now 84) High Street, and his wife, Elizabeth (1718–1802), probably ...

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Sadler, (William) Windham (1796–1824), balloonist and gas engineer, was born on 17 October 1796 at 10 Stafford Row, Pimlico, London, the fourth, but second surviving, son of James Sadler (bap. 1753, d. 1828), first English-born aeronaut, and his second wife, Martha Hancock. William...