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Authorised form of nameBeighton; Henry (- 1743)
Other forms of nameBeeton, Henry
SurnameBeighton
ForenamesHenry
Dates - 1743
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesDeath:
October 1743
Burial:
Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire
ActivityProfession:
Engineer
Surveyor
Career:
With his friend Desaguliers studied the Newcomen engine which was tested at Griff (1711) and erected a Newcomen engine at Newcastle; Editor of the 'Ladies; Diary', in which he endeavoured to introduce his readers to mathematics (1718-death); made a number of maps and drawings of Warwickshire
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/11/1720
RelationshipsMarried Elizabeth
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Taylor; Taylor Hanoverian
Notes:
Proposed by John Theophilus Desaguliers. DNB gives burial date as 11 October 1743
Royal Society codeNA7336
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/B3/17Henry Beighton, dated at Griff in Warwickshire, to the Royal Society4 March 1730
CLP/5/12Paper, diary of the weather from Coventry in 1707 by Henry Beightonc1708
RBO/18/33Four papers by Henry Beighton1732
L&P/13/7Paper, 'Of the imperfections of the common barometers and the improvement made in them by Mr Charles Orme of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, where they are perfected and rectified: with some observations, remarks and rules for their use' by Henry Beighton1736
L&P/1/141Paper, 'Meteorological observations 1731-5' by Henry Beighton and others1742
CLP/6/74Paper, description of the water works at London Bridge by Henry Beighton[1731]
CLP/5/14Paper, meteorological observations at Coventry, Warwickshire, and Upminster, Essex, by Henry Beighton and William Derhamc1708
RBO/15/77'A Description of the Water works at London Bridge' by Henry Beighton 1731
RBO/21/55Articles by Henry Beighton on sound and on a design of a quadrant1739
L&P/13/7/1Paper, 'Of the imperfections of the common barometers and the improvement made in them by Mr Charles Orme of Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, where they are perfected and rectified: with some observations, remarks and rules for their use' by Henry Beighton1736
RBO/16/21Several meteorological observations with comments by William Derham1731
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