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date: 02 March 2021

Sturgeon, Williamlocked

(1783–1850)
  • William Gee
  • , revised by Frank A. J. L. James

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Sturgeon, William (1783–1850), electrician and scientific lecturer, was born on 22 May 1783 at Whittington, Lancashire, near Kirkby Lonsdale, the only son of John Sturgeon, shoemaker, and his wife, Betsy Adcock (d. 1793), the daughter of a small shopkeeper. All accounts of his father, who had migrated from ...

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