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Thompson Cooper

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Hildeyard, Thomas (1690–1746), Jesuit and engineer, was born in London on 3 March 1690 into a family long established in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. He was educated at the English College at St Omer (1702–7), entered the Society of Jesus on 7 September 1707, and was professed of the four vows on 2 February 1725. He was ordained priest about 1716. After teaching philosophy, theology, and mathematics at ...