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Culpeper, Sir Cheney (bap. 1601, d. 1663), advocate of political reform and technological innovation, was born into a respectable family whose seat was at Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, Kent, and baptized at All Saints, Hollingbourne, on 15 April 1601. He was the elder son of ...

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John Lubbock, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lubbock, John, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913), banker, politician, and scientific writer, was born on 30 April 1834 at 29 Eaton Place, London, the eldest of eleven children of Sir John William Lubbock, third baronet (1803–1865), and his wife, Harriet Hotham (d. 1873)...

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Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769–1858) by unknown engraver Edgar Fahs Smith Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library

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Marcet, Jane Haldimand (1769–1858), writer on science and political economy, was born in London, one of twelve children and only surviving daughter of the Swiss merchant and banker Anthony Francis Haldimand (1740/41–1817) and his wife, Jane (d. 1785). She was baptized on 23 June 1769. The ...