Boys, William (1735–1803), surgeon and topographer, was born in Deal, Kent, on 7 September 1735, the eldest son of Commodore William Boys (1700–1774), afterwards lieutenant-governor of Greenwich Hospital, and Elizabeth Pearson of Deal. He practised as a surgeon in Sandwich and devoted much of his spare time to literature and scientific research. Descended from an ancient ...
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Gilbert, Charles Sandoe (1760–1831), druggist and topographer, the son of Thomas Gilbert, was born in Kenwyn, near Truro, Cornwall. With a Mr Powell he earned considerable sums travelling throughout Devon and Cornwall selling medicines. Calling himself Dr Gilbert he continued the business alone after ...
Jackson, Robert Edmund Scoresby- (bap. 1833, d. 1867), physician and geographer, was born Robert Edmund Jackson, probably at Whitby, Yorkshire, and was baptized there on 12 November 1833, the youngest of the eleven children born to Captain Thomas Jackson (1787–1873), merchant mariner and later shipowner of ...
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Sibbald, Sir Robert (1641–1722), physician and geographer, was born on 15 April 1641 in Blackfriars Wynd off Edinburgh's High Street, the fifth child and third son of David Sibbald (1589–1660), of Rankeillour, Fife, keeper of the great seal of Scotland, and his wife, ...