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Thomas Burnet (c. 1635–1715) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1693 © reserved

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Burnet, Thomas (c. 1635–1715), natural philosopher and headmaster, was born at Croft in Yorkshire, the son of John Burnet, and educated at the free school of Northallerton under Thomas Smelt, who held him up as an example to his later pupils. He was admitted as a pensioner at ...

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Chipchase, John (1747–1816), Quaker diarist, schoolmaster, and amateur scientist, was born in Stockton-upon-Tees on 5 October 1747, the son of John Chipchase, shoemaker, of nearby Norton, and Mary, neé Johnson. He married Mary Hunt on 25 July 1776, and the couple had four children, ...

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Charles Pritchard (1808–1893) by Henry John Whitlock © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pritchard, Charles (1808–1893), headmaster and astronomer, the fourth son of William Pritchard (d. 1859), a hatter of Shrewsbury, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Lloyd, was born at Alberbury, Shropshire, on 28 February 1808. He and his brothers were baptized on 18 December 1808 at ...