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Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman

L. Alan Eyre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Business and Management. 1738 words.

Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman, was born on 2 June 1857 in Highholborn Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest legitimate son of William Barnes (1832–1891)...

Caswell, Richard (1729–1789), surveyor and politician in America

William S. Powell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics. 1200 words.

Caswell, Richard (1729–1789), surveyor and politician in America, was born on 3 August 1729 at Mulberry Point, a plantation overlooking Chesapeake Bay, near Joppa, Baltimore county,...

Close, Sir Charles Frederick Arden- (1865–1952), surveyor and geographer

J. De Graaff-Hunter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 1740 words.

Close, Sir Charles Frederick Arden- (1865–1952), surveyor and geographer, was born on 10 August 1865 at St Saviour's, Jersey, the eldest of the eleven children of Captain (later...

Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852), surveyor and army officer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1800 words.

Colby, Thomas Frederick (1784–1852), surveyor and army officer, was the eldest child of Major Thomas Colby (d. 1813), Royal Marines, and his wife, Cornelia Hadden, sister of Major-General...

Couchman, Sir Harold John (1882–1956), army officer and surveyor

Richard J. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 546 words.

Couchman, Sir Harold John (1882–1956), army officer and surveyor, was born on 29 July 1882 in Haileybury, Hertfordshire, the youngest child of the two sons and two daughters of the Revd...

Everest, Sir George (1790–1866), geodesist and military engineer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1813 words.

Everest, Sir George (1790–1866), geodesist and military engineer, was born in Greenwich on 4 July 1790, the third of six children and the eldest son of (William) Tristram Everest...

Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent

David Killingray.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1110 words.

Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent, was born on 14 July 1864 at Anomabu, in the British west African colony of the Gold Coast, the surviving twin son of Robert...

Forrest, Alexander (1849–1901), surveyor and entrepreneur

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Business and Management. 6 words.

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Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 531 words.

Gerard, James Gilbert (1793–1835), East India Company military surgeon and surveyor, son of Gilbert Gerard, DD (1760–1815) and his wife, Helen, daughter of John Duncan, provost of Aberdeen,...

Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 768 words.

Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer, was born at the rectory, Dingley, Northamptonshire, on 13 February 1843, the eldest son of Thomas Peach Holdich, rector...

Jones, James Felix (1813/14–1878), officer in the Indian navy and surveyor

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 734 words.

Jones, James Felix (1813/14–1878), officer in the Indian navy and surveyor, joined the Bombay marine on 14 June 1828 when he was fourteen years old. As midshipman and lieutenant of the East...

Kirby, John (c. 1690–1753), surveyor and topographer

J. M. Blatchly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Education; Earth Sciences and Geography. 796 words.

Kirby, John (c. 1690–1753), surveyor and topographer, was, according to his grandson William Kirby (1759–1850), the well-known entomologist, descended from a north-country royalist who,...

Lambton, William (1753x69–1823), army officer and geodesist in India

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2061 words.

Lambton, William (1753x69–1823), army officer and geodesist in India, was born at Crosby Grange, near Northallerton, in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The date of his birth is a matter of...

Mackenzie, Colin (1753–1821), military engineer and surveyor

P. G. Robb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1650 words.

Mackenzie, Colin (1753–1821), military engineer and surveyor, was born at Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, one of four children of Murdoch Mackenzie, merchant and...

Newcombe, Stewart Francis (1878–1956), army officer and surveyor

Kerry Webber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 2177 words.

Newcombe, Stewart Francis (1878–1956), army officer and surveyor, was born in Mount Street, Brecon, on 9 July 1878, the third of four sons of Edward Newcombe (1842–1886), civil engineer,...

Palmer, Henry Spencer (1838–1893), soldier and surveyor

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building. 1514 words.

Palmer, Henry Spencer (1838–1893), soldier and surveyor, third and youngest son of Colonel John Freke Palmer of the Madras staff corps of the East India Company's army, and his wife, Jane (dnull...

Portlock, Joseph Ellison (1794–1864), surveyor, army officer, and geologist

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1136 words.

Portlock, Joseph Ellison (1794–1864), surveyor, army officer, and geologist, the only son of Captain Nathaniel Portlock (d. 1817), was born at Gosport, Hampshire, on 30 September 1794....

Roe, John Septimus (1797–1878), surveyor and politician in Australia

Frank Broeze.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Politics. 876 words.

Roe, John Septimus (1797–1878), surveyor and politician in Australia, the seventh son of the Revd James Roe, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Sophia Brookes, was born in Newbury,...

Roy, William (1726–1790), surveyor and founder of the Ordnance Survey

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 2685 words.

Roy, William (1726–1790), surveyor and founder of the Ordnance Survey, was born on 4 May 1726 at Miltonhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, the second child of John Roy (d. 1748), factor to Sir...

Stotherd, Richard Hugh (1828–1895), army officer and surveyor

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 900 words.

Stotherd, Richard Hugh (1828–1895), army officer and surveyor, son of General Richard J. Stotherd (1796–1879), colonel-commandant Royal Engineers, and his first wife, Elizabeth Sydney (d....