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Burbury, Samuel Hawksley (1831–1911), lawyer and mathematician, was born on 18 May 1831 at Kenilworth, the only son of Samuel Burbury, farmer, of Clarendon Square, Leamington, and his wife, Helen. He was educated at Kensington grammar school, Shrewsbury School (1848–50), and at St John's College, Cambridge...

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Cockle, Sir James (1819–1895), lawyer in Australia and mathematician, was born on 14 January 1819, the second son of James Cockle (1782–1854), doctor and manufacturer of patent medicines, and his wife, Elizabeth. The elder James Cockle was born on 17 July 1782 at ...

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Houston, Ethel May (1924–2017), solicitor and cryptanalyst, was born on 19 April 1924 on Calle Octavio Cuartero, Albacete, Spain, the second child of James Houston (1881–1959), missionary, and his wife, Ethel Mary, née Watson (1882–1965). Her father, suffering from malaria, had moved from ...

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Sir Alfred Bray Kempe (1849–1922) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kempe, Sir Alfred Bray (1849–1922), lawyer and mathematician, was born on 6 July 1849 in Kensington, London, the fourth of five children of Prebendary John Edward Kempe, rector of St James's, Piccadilly (1853–95), and his wife, Harriet, daughter of the Revd Robert Serrell Wood...

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McCalmont, Frederick Haynes (1846–1880), statistician and barrister, born at home on 13 October 1846, was the first son of the Revd Thomas McCalmont (1809–1872) of Highfield, near Southampton, and formerly of Belfast, and his second wife, Emily Georgina, daughter of Frederick Hill of the ...