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Lyell, Sir Charles, first baronetlocked

(1797–1875)
  • Martin Rudwick

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Lyell, Sir Charles, first baronet (1797–1875), geologist, was born at Kinnordy House, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, on 14 November 1797, the eldest son of Charles Lyell (1769–1849) and Frances Smith (1773/4–1850). A few months later his parents left the family estate and moved to the south of ...

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