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Ferguson, James

Patricia Rothman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1844 words.

Ferguson, James (1710–1776), lecturer on natural philosophy and inventor of scientific instruments, was born on 25 April 1710 at Core of Mayen, Rothiemay, Banffshire, the second of at least...

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Hauksbee, Francis

Larry Stewart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1218 words.

Hauksbee, Francis (1688–1763), instrument maker and lecturer on science, was born in April 1688 in London, the son of John Hauksbee of the Drapers' Company and his wife, Mary. He was the...

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Martin, Benjamin

John R. Millburn.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Education; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1853 words.

Martin, Benjamin (bap. 1705, d. 1782), lecturer on science and maker of scientific instruments, was baptized at Worplesdon, Surrey, on 1 March 1705, the third son of John Martin (d. 1731)...

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Squire, Jane

Alexi Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 1875 words.

Squire, Jane (bap. 1686, d. 1743), scientific writer, was born in York and baptized in the city at St Michael-le-Belfrey on 6 May 1686. She was the second daughter of Robert Squire...

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