Scrope, George Poulett Julius Thompson FRS

Scrope, George Poulett Julius Thompson FRS

Male 1797 - 1876  (79 years)

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  • Name Scrope, George Poulett Julius Thompson 
    Suffix FRS 
    Born 10 Mar 1797  London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    13 Belgrave Square 
    • In 1851, George and his wife are living with his father-in-law, William Scrope
    Census 1861  Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    1 Princes Gate 
    • In 1861, George is described as a Landed Proprietor and is living with his wife and six servants
    _UID F8C6BD7C00DE4058AC6F2C801948D1167CC3 
    Died 19 May 1876  Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I972  Scroop
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2014 

    Family Scrope, Emma Phipps,   b. 1795, Compton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Apr 1821  Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F343  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1821 - Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    13 Belgrave Square - 1851 - Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    1 Princes Gate - 1861 - Westminster, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
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    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1876 - Chobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
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    George Poulett Thompson Scrope
    George Poulett Thompson Scrope

  • Notes 
    • George Julius Poulett Scrope FRS was an
      English geologist and political economist as
      well as a magistrate for Stroud in
      Gloucestershire.
      He was the second son of J. Poulett
      Thompson of Waverley Abbey, Surrey. He was
      educated at Harrow, and for a short time at
      Pembroke College, Oxford, but in 1816 he
      entered St John's College, Cambridge,
      graduating BA in 1821.[1] through the
      influence of Edward Clarke and Adam
      Sedgwick became interested in mineralogy
      and geology.
      During the winter of 1816–1817 he was at
      Naples, and was so keenly interested in
      Vesuvius that he renewed his studies of the
      volcano in 1818; and in the following year
      visited Etna and the Lipari Islands. In 1821
      he married the daughter and heiress of
      William Scrope of Castle Combe, Wiltshire,
      and assumed her name; and he entered the
      House of Commons of the United Kingdom in
      1833 as MP for Stroud, retaining his seat until
      1868.
      Meanwhile he began to study the volcanic
      regions of central France in 1821, and visited
      the Eifel district in 1823. In 1825 he
      published Considerations on Volcanos, leading
      to the establishment of a new theory of the
      Earth, and in the following year was elected
      FRS. This earlier work was subsequently
      amplified and issued under the title of
      Volcanos (1862); an authoritative text-book
      of which a second edition was published ten
      years later.
      In 1827 he issued his classic Memoir on the Geology of Central France, including the
      Volcanic formations of Auvergne, the Velay
      and the Vivarais, a quarto volume illustrated
      by maps and plates. The substance of this
      was reproduced in a revised and somewhat
      more popular form in The Geology and extinct
      Volcanos of Central France (1858). These
      books were the first widely published
      descriptions of the Chaîne des Puys, a chain
      of over 70 small volcanoes in the Massif
      Central.
      Scrope was awarded the Wollaston Medal by
      the Geological Society of London in 1867.
      Among his other works was the History of the
      Manor and Ancient Barony of Castle Combe

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] 1851 British Census, HO 107/ 2132/ 114 Pg 18.

    2. [S100] Find a Grave, George Poulett Julius Thomson Scrope (1797 - 1876) - Find A Grave Memorial.

    3. [S80] 1861 British Census, RG 9/ 55/ 86 pg 1.

    4. [S44] England, Marriages, 1538-1973, Batch M16075-1.