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Jones, Sir (Bennett) Melvill (1887–1975), university teacher and aeronautical engineer, was born in Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire, on 28 January 1887, the elder son and eldest of three children of Benedict Jones of Birkenhead, a Liverpool barrister, and his wife, Henrietta Cornelia Melvill...

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Preston, Joseph Henry [Harry] (1911–1985), aeronautical engineer and university teacher, was born on 1 March 1911 at Swinescales, Hutton Soil, Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumberland, the son of William Preston, a farmer, and his wife, Jean Dufton. He was brought up in the small farming community of ...