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George Everest
Birth: Jul. 4, 1790
Death: Dec. 1, 1866

Chief Surveyor. Sir George Everest was born in Gwernwade, near Brecon in Wales, and was educated at various military schools in England. In 1806, he joined the East India Company, and served for the next seven years in Bengal. From 1814 to 1816, he worked on the survey of Java, then returned to India where, until 1841, he worked, with two breaks to recover his health, on the mapping of the sub-continent, rising to the rank of Chief Surveyor. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1827, and was knighted in 1861. In 1865, Peak XV of the Himalayas was re-named Mount Everest in his honor. The grave to his left bears the inscription : "In beloved memory of Lucetta Mary Everest. Died January 10th. 1857, aged 69 years." This is strange because, if Lucetta were his wife, she appears to have written her husband's inscription, yet she predeceased him. Another peculiarity is that Sir George never lived in Brighton or in Hove, and is not known to have had any connection with either place. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
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 Children:
  Emma Colebrooke Everest (1849 - 1852)*
  Benigna Edith Everest (1859 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In memory of my dearly loved husband George Everest. Died Dec. 1st. 1866, aged 76 years, and of our dear children, Emma Colebrook, died February 10th. 1852, aged 2 years 10 months, and Benigna Edith, died January 21st. 1860, aged 4 months. Gone but not forgotten.
 
Burial:
St Andrew Churchyard
Hove
Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority
East Sussex, England
Plot: Churchyard, on the Church Road side
 
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Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Oct 27, 2002
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