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Samuel Galton (Junior)

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Samuel "John" Galton Jr. FRS (1753 - June 19, 1832)

1753 June 18th. Born in Duddeston, Birmingham

Despite being a Quaker he was an arms manufacturer and this led to him being disowned by them.

He was a member of the Lunar Society and lived at Great Barr Hall.

Galton Bridge at Smethwick is named in his honour and he is remembered by the Moonstones in Birmingham and a tower block in the centre of that City.

He married Lucy Barclay (1757-1817). They had the following children:

  • Mary Anne Galton (1778-1856), married Lambert Schimmelpenick in 1806
  • Sophia Galton (1782-1863) married Charles Brewin in 1833
  • Samuel Tertius Galton (1783-1844) (whose son Francis Galton) was also notable)
  • Theodore Galton (1784-1810)
  • Adele Galton (1784-1869) married John Kaye Booth in 1827, dsp.
  • Hubert John Barclay Galton (1789-1864)
  • Ewen Cameron Galton, (1791-1800), died aged 9.
  • John Howard Galton (1794-1862), father of Douglas Strutt Galton.

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