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(John) Thomas Baines (1820–1875) by unknown photographer, 1860s The Royal Geographical Society, London


Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer, was born on 27 November 1820 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the second son and one of three surviving children of Mary Ann Watson and John Thomas Baines, a master mariner. His father and maternal grandfather were amateur artists, his brother ...


Spyers, John (c. 1731–1798), surveyor and topographical artist, was the third son of Christopher Spyers (1690–1737), a gardener and nurseryman of Isleworth, Middlesex, and his wife, Anne (d. 1751). John appears to have joined his paternal uncle Joshua (d. 1768) in a successful nursery business in ...