Sir Thomas Maclear

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Sir Thomas Maclear

Birthplace: Newtown Stewart, Ardstrw, Tyrone, Ireland
Death: July 14, 1879 (85)
Grey Villa, Mowbray, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Place of Burial: Observatory Raod, Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. James Maclear
Husband of Mary Maclear
Father of Mary Susannah Susannah Maclear; Caroline Ann Mann; Ellen Maclear; Clara Georgiana Maclear; Lucy Ann Maclear and 6 others

Occupation: Her Majesty's astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope, HM Astronomer, Cape Town.
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About Sir Thomas Maclear

  • Profile picture c1833, courtesy of Flora Herscheliana.
Sir Thomas Maclear, His Majesty the King of England's Astronomer at the Cape Colony, while remeasuring and extending the arc of the meridian, arrived during November 1843 at the Nqanqaru River. 

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Sir Thomas Maclear's Timeline

March 17, 1794
Newtown Stewart, Ardstrw, Tyrone, Ireland
October 30, 1826
Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, UK
June 16, 1828
Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
December 12, 1830
Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, UK
February 11, 1832
Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire, UK
July 1833
December 19, 1834
July 25, 1836
Observatory Road, Cape Town, Cape Town, WC, 7925, South Africa
June 27, 1838
Royal Observatory, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
June 24, 1840