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Fotheringham, John Knight (1874–1936), historian and astronomer, was born on 14 August 1874 at St John's presbytery, Tottenham, Middlesex, the second son of David Fotheringham (1830–1918), a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Jane Ross (1834–1917). A delicate child, he was to suffer much ill health later in life. He was educated at the ...

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Geikie, Sir Archibald (1835–1924), geologist and historian, was born in Edinburgh on 28 December 1835, the eldest son of James Stuart Geikie, a shop proprietor and subsequently professional musician, and Isabella Thom. James Murdoch Geikie (1839–1915) was his younger brother. Geikie was educated in ...

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Ure, David (bap. 1749, d. 1798), naturalist and local historian, was born in Glasgow and baptized there on 30 March 1749. He was the eldest of nine children of Patrick Ure (also known as Peter Urie; b. c.1720, d. after 1783), weaver, and his wife, ...