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John Herschel

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Colonel John Herschel, Royal Engineers

c.1838 Born at Cape Town, son of John Frederick William Herschel

1868 Participated in the expedition to observe the solar eclipse

1881 Major, Royal Engineers, 43, widower, living at Cranbrook with Margaret Brodie Herschel 70, Isabella Herschel 49, Matilda Rose Herschel 36, Francesca Herschel 34[1]

Fellow of the Royal Society

1911 Living at Observatory House, 30 Windsor Road, Slough, Colonel Royal Engineers, retired, with 2 of his sisters[2]

1921 Died at Slough[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 census
  2. 1911 census
  3. National probate calendar