Austin, Henry (1811/12–1861), civil engineer and sanitarian, was the son of William Austin, medical practitioner, of Bloomsbury Square, London. Two sisters and at least one brother survived to adulthood. Austin was a pupil of Robert Stephenson, with whom he worked on the London and Birmingham and London and Blackwall railways...
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Corfield, William Henry (1843–1903), sanitarian, born on 14 December 1843 at Shrewsbury, was the eldest son of Thomas Corfield, chemist, and his wife, Jane Brown. Educated at Cheltenham grammar school, he gained a demyship in natural science at Magdalen College, Oxford, and matriculated on 12 October 1861; he gained a first class in mathematical moderations in 1863. While studying at ...
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Sayer, Augustin (1790–1861), physician and sanitarian, was born on 10 October 1790 at Bexley, Kent, one of several children of William Augustin Sayer and his wife, Anne; his grandfather Valentine Sayer (d. 1766), had been mayor of Sandwich in 1752, 1753, and 1760. When he was twelve years old ...