Samuel Tertius Galton (1783 - 1844)

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Birthplace: Duddeston railway station
Death: Died
Managed by: Carlos Federico (Cantarito) Bunge Molina y Vedia
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About Samuel Tertius Galton

Samuel Tertius Galton (23 March 1783(1783-03-23) - 30 March 1844(1844-03-30) (aged 61)) was a businessman and scientist.

Life

He was the son of Samuel "John" Galton, a prominent member of the scientific Lunar Society, and the father of Francis Galton the eminent Victorian scientist. He born in the area of Duddeston in Birmingham. Samuel Tertius, though less distinguished, was not an exception to the rule of scientific endeavour in his family.

Galton also inherited his father's considerable business interests and quickly set about making changes - discontinuing the family's armaments business in 1815.[1] Though fascinated by economics (he wrote papers on the subject) Samuel preferred to be less 'hands-on' in the running of the business than his father and spent much of his time living off the revenue of his considerable estate.

Family

Though brought up a Quaker, Samuel converted to the Church of England in 1807. On 30 March 1807, he married Violetta (Francis Anne Viollette) Darwin, one of the fourteen children of his father's old colleague and fellow Lunar Society member Erasmus Darwin. Many of the 'Lunar children' grew up together and there were several such marriages. They had four daughters and three sons:

   * Elizabeth Anne Galton (1808–1906), married Edward Wheler
   * Lucy Harriot Galton (1809–1848), married James Moilliet
   * Millicent Adele Galton (1810–1883), married the Rev Robert Shirley Bunbury
   * Emma Sophia Galton (1811–1904), did not marry.
   * Darwin Galton (1814–1903). High Sheriff of Warwickshire in 1850.
   * Erasmus Galton (1815–1909)
   * Francis Galton (1822–1911)[2]
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Samuel Tertius Galton's Timeline

1783
March 23, 1783
Duddeston railway station
1807
1807
Age 23
1808
1808
Age 24
1809
1809
Age 25
1810
1810
Age 26
1811
1811
Age 27
1814
1814
Age 30
1815
1815
Age 31
1822
February 16, 1822
Age 38
Birmingham, UK
1844
March 30, 1844
Age 61