Clifford [later Constable], Sir Thomas Hugh, first baronet (1762–1823), topographer and botanist, was born on 4 December 1762 in London, the eldest son of Thomas Clifford (1732–1787) (fourth son of Hugh, third Baron Clifford of Chudleigh) and Barbara Aston (d...
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Marrat, William (1772–1852), topographer and teacher of mathematics, was born on 6 April 1772 at Sibsey, Lincolnshire, the son of John and Jane Marrat. Self-taught, he acquired a broad knowledge of literature and science, as well as French and German, and his writing on mechanics demonstrates a familiarity with continental mathematics....
Piers, Sir Henry, first baronet (1628–1691), chorographer and natural historian, was the son of Sir William Piers and his wife, Martha, daughter of Sir James Ware (d. 1632) and sister of Sir James Ware (1594–1666). His grandfather Sir Henry Piers (d....
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Strachey, John (1671–1743), topographer and geologist, was born on 10 May 1671 at Sutton Court, near Chew Magna, Somerset, the only son of John Strachey (1634–1675), barrister at Gray's Inn, London, and his wife, Jane (1643–1727), daughter of George Hodges. Following the early death of his father, he inherited the family seat at ...
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Tate, George (1805–1871), topographer and naturalist, born on 21 May 1805 in Alnwick, was the son of Ralph Tate (1781–1827), builder and draper, and brother of Thomas Tate the educationist. He was a freeman of Alnwick by patrimony, and attended the borough and grammar schools there. Subsequently he worked as a linen draper, and in 1848 he was appointed postmaster, an office he held until a fortnight before his death. ...