William Smith - Father of English Geology - A Virtual Event from Northampton
Find out more about English Geologer - William Smith - online!
William Smith is recognised as the Father of English Geology for his work on strata and the fossils they contain. He was born in 1769, in Churchill, Oxfordshire. He was the eldest son of the village blacksmith, who died when William Smith was only seven.
In 1832, King William IV awarded him a pension of £100 pa. and he obtained a number of prestigious commissions, including being part of the team to select stone for the rebuilding of the Houses of Parliament. In 1835 he travelled with the British Association to Dublin, where he was awarded a totally unexpected honorary doctorate.
Smith remained active until the age of 70, when he died in 1839.
Bob Purser, from the Friends of St. Peters in Marefair introduces Ann Elizabeth Baker and brother George, noted County Antiquaries and residents at Hazelrigg House.
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