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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive


Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...


Prendergast, Thomas (1807/8–1886), East India Company servant and writer on language learning, was the son of Sir Jeffrey Prendergast (1769–1856) and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Hew Dalrymple of Nunraw, East Lothian; they married in 1804. His father was born at Clonmel, was in the service of the ...