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James Ivory

Birthplace: Dundee, Angus, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Death: September 21, 1842 (77)
Hampstead, London, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of James Ivory and Margaret Cook
Brother of Holmes Ivory; Thomas Ivory; Catherine Ivory; Margaret Ivory and William Ivory

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About Sir James Ivory, KH

Biographical Summary

Ivory, Sir James. 17/02/1765-21/09/1842. Ref: 796. Male.

  • Titles and British Honours: KH(1831).
  • Place of Birth: Dundee, Angus.
  • Place of Death: Hampstead, London.
  • Profession: Mathematician.
  • Appointments Held: Asst Teacher 1786-9, Dundee Academy;Partner and Manager 1789-1804, James Ivory & Co. Flax Spinners, Douglastown, Angus; Professor 1804-16, Mathematics, Royal Military College, Great Marlow (later Sandhurst);
  • Resident in London 1816-42. Royal Pension 1831.
  • Undergraduate Studies: MA(St Andrews 1783), Edinburgh University.
  • Postgraduate Studies: LL.D(Hon St Andrews 1839).
  • Marital Status: Unmarried.
  • Father: James Ivory, watchmaker, Dundee, Angus.
  • Other Family: Uncle of James Ivory, Lord Ivory FRSE 1792-1866.
  • References: DNB 29, 1892, 82-3; Proc Roy Soc 4, 1843, 406-12; Anderson 2, 548-50; Poggendorff 1, 1173; Chambers 5, 334.
  • Memberships: FRS (1815), MRIA(Hon), Cambridge Philosophical Society.
  • Date of Election: 20/04/1835.
  • Proposers: Proposed by Council as Honorary British Fellow (Billet 5/1/1835, 19/1/1835, 2/2/1835).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor 1850-2.
  • Notes: Author of Ivory's Theorem.
  • Fellow Type: HF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 477

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Sir James Ivory, KH's Timeline

February 17, 1765
Dundee, Angus, Scotland (United Kingdom)
September 21, 1842
Age 77
Hampstead, London, England (United Kingdom)