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Chalmers, George (1857–1928), mining engineer in Brazil, was born at Flushing, Cornwall, on 17 January 1857, the youngest son of Captain John Chalmers (1810–1870), an army officer who had served in Jamaica before retiring to Cornwall, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Goater (1820–1885)...

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Oats, Francis (1848–1918), mining engineer and authority on diamonds, was born on 24 October 1848 at South Torfrey Farm, Golant, near Fowey, Cornwall, the elder child of Francis Oats (1796–1874), farmer, and his wife, Marion, née Rundle (b. 1810). About 1854 his family moved to ...