Boys, William (1735–1803), surgeon and topographer, was born in Deal, Kent, on 7 September 1735, the eldest son of Commodore William Boys (1700–1774), afterwards lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital, and Elizabeth Pearson of Deal. He practised as a surgeon in Sandwich and devoted much of his spare time to literature and scientific research. Descended from an ancient ...
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Gilbert, Charles Sandoe (1760–1831), druggist and topographer, the son of Thomas Gilbert, was born in Kenwyn, near Truro, Cornwall. With a Mr Powell he earned considerable sums travelling throughout Devon and Cornwall selling medicines. Calling himself Dr Gilbert he continued the business alone after ...