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Prof. Mervyn Herbert Nevill 
Story-Maskelyne
1823 - 1911


Prof. Mervyn Herbert Nevill 
Story-Maskelyne
, professor of mineralogy at Oxford (1856-95). FRS MP for Cricklade (ca 1885) Critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors / Kirk, J. F.. - London. - 1891 (2 vols)
  • People of the period, being a collection of the biographies of ... living celebrities / Pratt, A. T. C.. - London. - 1897 (2 vols) Men and women of the time : A dictionary of contemporaries. - 15th ed. - London. - 1899 of Basset Down House (1909). Story-Maskelyne was educated at Bruton and Wadham College Oxford. He had met Buckland as a schoolboy and also learned of Fox-Talbot's early photographic experiments. Though pressed by his father to pursue a career at the Bar, he continued his scientific studies, living and working in the (Old) Ashmolean Museum 1851-1857, lecturing on mineralogy and chemistry. He succeeded Buckland as Professor of Mineralogy in 1856 and was allotted a laboratory in the new Museum for which he had been an active campaigner 1847-1857. He retained his Oxford professorship until 1895, but in 1857 accepted the newly-created post of Keeper of Minerals at the British Museum. On the death of his father in 1879 he inherited the family estates at Bassett Down, Wiltshire, and sat as Member of Parliament for Cricklade 1880-1895. Source: Who Was Who Publisher: A&C Black Category: Biography Date of publication: January 2006 MASKELYNE, Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story (1823-1911) Details: MASKELYNE, Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story, MA; FRS 1870; Hon. DSc Oxon; born 3 September 1823; son of A. M. Story-Maskelyne, FRS; married 1858, Theresa, daughter of J. Dillwyn-Llewelyn, FRS; three daughters. Education: Wadham Coll. Oxford; Hon. Fellow, 1873. Work: Retired Keeper of Minerals in British Museum; MP Cricklade, 1880-1885; N. Wilts, 1885-1886; as LU 1886-1892; Prof. of Mineralogy, Oxford, 1856-1895; Magistrate for the County of Wilts; DL for Co. Brecknock. Publications: Treatise on the Morphology of Crystals; also in Crystallography, Mineralogy, and Petrology (including Meteorites); and of a Catalogue of the Intaglios and Cameos known as the Marlborough Gems (privately printed). Address: Basset Down House, Swindon. Clubs: Athen΅um. Died: 20 May 1911

  • Born: Basset Down House, 3rd Sep 1823Baptised:
    Died: Basset Down House, Stratton St. Margaret, Wiltshire, , England 20th May 1911 Buried: Purton, Co. Wilts., , England 24th May 1911
    Family:
    Story-Maskelyne

    Ancestors
    [ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Set Relationship | Relationship | Options ]

    1.
    Prof. Mervyn Herbert Nevill 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Llewelyn
    ) 1823 - 1911
    2.
    Anthony Mervyn Reeve 
    Story-Maskelyne
      form
    (
    Maskelyne
    ) 1791 - 1879
    4.
    5.
    Bridget 
    Prower
    (
    Story
    )
    3.
    Margaret 
    Maskelyne
    (
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1785 - 1858
    6.
    Rev. Neville 
    Maskelyne
    (
    Rose
    ) 1732 - 1811
    7.
    Sophie Pate 
    Rose
    (
    Maskelyne
    ) 1752 - 1821

    Siblings


    1.
    Charlotte Sophia 
    Story-Maskelyne
    c. 1822 - 1892
    2.
    Margaret Mervinia/Mariana 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Masternan
    ) * c. 1824
    3.
    Anna Maria Antonia 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Smyth
    ) c. 1827 - 1909
    4.
    Edmund Mervin Booth 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Russell
    ) 1829 - 1915
    5.
    Agnes Lucy Meta 
    Story-Maskelyne
    * c. 1830

    Spouses



    1. 29th Jun 1858
    Thereza Mary 
    Llewelyn
    (
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1834 - 1926

    Descendants
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    a.
    Thereza Mary 
    Llewelyn
    (
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1834 - 1926
    1.
    Margaret Emma 
    Story-Maskelyne
    1859 - 1962
    2.
    Mary Lucy 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Arnold-Forster
    ) 1861 - 1951
    2a.
    Hugh Oakeley 
    Arnold-Forster
    (
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1855 - 1909
    2.1.
    William Edward 
    Arnold-Forster
    (
    hidden
    ) 1886 - post 1939
    2.2.
    Mervyn Nevill 
    Arnold-Forster
    1888 - 1927
    2.3.
    John Anthony 
    Arnold-Forster
    (
    Mansel Pleydell
    ) 1889 - 1958 ...
    2.4.
    Hugh Christopher 
    Arnold-Forster
    (
    Buddicom
    ,
    hidden
    ) 1890 - post 1948 ...
    3.
    Thereza Charlotte 
    Story-Maskelyne
    (
    Rueker
    ) 1863 - 1911
    3a.
    Sir Arthur William 
    Rueker
    (
    Heaton
    ,
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1848 - 1915
    3.1.
    Arthur Nevil (Nevil) 
    Rueker
    (
    Broadbent
    ) 1895 - post 1936 ...
    Sources

    Timeline


    ???Made a will (will)
    3rd Sep 1823Born (birth)
    29th Jun 1858Married
    Thereza Mary 
    Llewelyn
    (
    Story-Maskelyne
    ) 1834 - 1926 (marriage)
    20th May 1911Died (death) Stratton St. Margaret, Wiltshire, England
    24th May 1911Buried (burial) Purton, Co. Wilts., England
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