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Dixon, Jeremiah (1733–1779), surveyor and astronomer  

Derek Howse

Dixon, Jeremiah (1733–1779), surveyor and astronomer, was born in Bishop Auckland, co. Durham, on 27 July 1733, the fifth of the seven children of George Dixon, a well-to-do Quaker coalmine owner, and his wife, Mary Hunter of Newcastle. He was educated at John Kipling's school...


Dunthorne, Richard (1711–1775), astronomer and surveyor  

A. M. Clerke

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Dunthorne, Richard (1711–1775), astronomer and surveyor, was born at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, where his father was a gardener. His progress at the free grammar school in Ramsey caught the attention of Dr Roger Long, master of Pembroke College, Cambridge, who employed him at Pembroke College...