William Roy, 1726-1790

pioneer of Roman archaeology in Scotland by Helen C. Adamson

Publisher: Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum in [Glasgow]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 16 Downloads: 835
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Places:

  • Scotland,
  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Roy, William, 1726-1790 -- Exhibitions.,
  • Romans -- Scotland -- Exhibitions.,
  • Scotland -- Antiquities, Roman -- Exhibitions.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Roman period, 55 B.C.-449 A.D. -- Exhibitions.

Edition Notes

Statement[by] Helen C. Adamson.
ContributionsGlasgow Art Gallery and Museum.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDA770 .A33
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], 16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4176434M
LC Control Number80454037

By the end of the eighteenth century it was becoming an increasingly formalized element of British army officers training. In his ‘Instructions on Reconnoitring’ Major-General William Roy () gave the following advice to British army officers: “As the encampments, marches, and every possible movement proper for an army to. Yolande O’Donoghue, William Roy Pioneer of the Ordnance Survey (London: British Museum Publications, ); Raleigh A. Skelton, 'The Military Survey of Scotland ', Scottish Geographical Magazine, 83 (), pp; William Roy, The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland , with introductory essays by Yolande. William Roy (England, –) William Mudge (England, –) Thomas Frederick Colby (England, –) Matthäus Seutter (Germany, –) Friedrich Wilhelm Carl von Schmettau (–) Matthias Seutter (Germany, –) Jacob Swart (Netherlands, –) David Thompson (British–Canadian, –). [18] Seymour, A history of the Ordnance Survey, 5–6; Yolande O'Donaghue, William Roy, – Pioneer of the Ordnance Survey (London: British Museum, ); Gardiner, "William Roy," –2; Theodore S. Feldman, "Applied mathematics and the quantification of experimental physics: The example of barometric hypsometry," Historical studies.

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Major-General William Roy FRS FSA FRSE (4 May – 1 July ) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Great Britain. His masterpiece is usually referred to as Roy's Map of Scotland.

It was Roy's advocacy and leadership that led to the Awards: Copley Medal (). Get this from a library. William Roy, pioneer of the Ordnance Survey.

[Yolande O'Donoghue]. PB Medium Size Edition 86 pages 1726-1790 book overall condition, although cover slight rubbed, marked, bumped shelf wear, secondhand book, pre-loved, book.

British Museum Publications, British Army Major William Roy () is regarded as the pioneer of the ordnance survey, this book is a catalogue produced for the exhibition mounted to.

ROY, WILLIAM (–), major-general royal engineers, son of John Roy (–), was born at Milton Head in Carluke parish, Lanarkshire, on 4 May He was baptised on 12 May, when Captain Walter Lockhart of Lee was a witness. Roy, William, Alternative names.

Detailed View Revision History Sources. Export. JSON EAC-CPF XML Hide Profile. Biography; Resources Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: referencedIn: Blagden, Charles, Sir, Sir Charles. The military antiquities of the Romans in Britain / by the late William Roy, F.R.S.

F.S.A. Major-General of His Majestys Forces, deputy quarter-master general, and colonel of the thirtieth regiment of foot [William () Roy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : William () Roy.

Roy, William, Title: Book the Fourth (Chap. IV, Sect. III) Containing an account of the Roman Wall in Scotland, called Grime's Dyke - The particular Tract of the Wall described, the Distances between the several Stations, and consequently the total Length Imprint.

Name: Roy, William, Title: Book the First (Chap. I) The Military Transactions of the Romans in Britain, from the first Decent of Juilius Caeser, An. to the Time when Julius Agricola took the Command A. William Roy (–) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian.

William Roy may also refer to. William R. Roy (–), United States Representative from Kansas; William Roy (medium) (–), notorious fraud medium in the history of British spiritualism William Burton Roy (born ), retired USAF officer and Olympian sport shooter.

WILLIAM ROY (), a famous British surveyor, military draughtsman, antiquary, &c. Inwhen an assistant in the office of Colonel Watson, deputy quartermastergeneral in North Britain, he began the survey of the mainland of Scotland, the results of which were embodied in what is known as the "duke of Cumberland's map.".

ROY, WILLIAM (fl. ), friar and assistant to William Tindal in the translation of the New Testament, was possibly son of William Roy, native of Brabant, to whom letters patent of denization were issued in London on 3 Feb.

(Patent Rolls, 3 Henry VIII, p. 3, m. ii.). Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Roy, William, ; Format: Book, Online; p., plates, tables: map ; 4°.

Major-General William Roy FRS, FSA FRSE (4 May 1 July ) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian. He was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Britain.

His masterpiece is. Contradicting Ptolemy. Ptolemy's placement of the Selgovaean town of Trimontium was accepted to be somewhere along the southern coast of Scotland until William Roy (–) placed it far to the east at Eildon Hills, near was trying to follow an itinerary given in the De Situ Britanniae, and moving Ptolemy's Trimontium made the itinerary seem more logical according to his.

Available in the National Library of Australia collection. Author: Roy, William, ; Format: Map; 1 atlas ( pages, pages of colour plates): illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 46 cm. The Military Antiquities Of The Romans In Britain.

By The Late William Roy, F.R.S. F.S.A. Major-General Of His Majesty's Forces, Deputy Quarter-Master General, And Colonel Of The Thirtieth Regiment Of Foot.

Published By The Order, And At The Expence Of, The Society Of Antiquaries Of London. William Roy. RA Collection: Book. The plaque reads "Here stood Miltonhead the birthplace of Major-General William Roy from whose Military Map of Scotland made in grew the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain." The Jacobite rebellion of made the authorities acutely aware of the need for detailed maps if they were to control the Highlands.

Major-General William Roy FRS, AS (–) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Great Britain.

It was Roy's advocacy and leadership that led to the creation of the Ordnance Survey inthe year after his death. Howard, John Overview. The publication of this book led to legislation abolishing abuses. The Howard League for Penal Reform is one result of his charitable works. -- H.W. Orr.

An account of Howard, William Philanthrop John Howard Engels filantroop. William Roy (), Scottish Major-General Royal Engineers, son of John Roy (–), born at Milton Head in Carluke parish, Lanarkshire Dr. Ashok Roy O.B.E., British Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities for Health Education England, was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire on 8th Junefor services to People.

William Roy (), Scottish Major-General Royal Engineers, son of John Roy (–), born at Milton Head in Carluke parish, Lanarkshire (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.).

BANKS, Sir JOSEPH, naturalist; b. 2 Feb. /43 in London, England, only son of William Banks and Sarah Bate; m. there 23 March Dorothea Weston-Hugessen; d. 19 June in Heston (London). Born into a family with considerable wealth and powerful connections, Joseph Banks also inherited acute intelligence from both sides.

Birthplace of Major-General William Roy is km from the venue, while Nethan Gorge is km from the accommodation. A minute drive will take guests to Wishaw (North Lanarkshire).

Law Gospel Hall is also located near the hotel/10(56). According to General William Roy () Trimontium - so called, according to this theory, from the triple Eildon heights - was Old Melrose; other authorities incline to place the station on the northern shore of the Solway Firth.

By passing Cassini de Thury's memoir to Banks rather than to Nevil Maskelyne (–), his Astronomer Royal, the King effectively ensured that the triangulation would be undertaken by his Royal Engineers under General William Roy (–).Cited by: 5.

English: Major-General William Roy FRS (4 May – 1 July ) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian.

He was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to the accurate geodetic mapping of Great Britain. Greater London Council Major-General William Roy, -founder of the Ordnance Survey, lived here.

Such a survey had been proposed by William Roy (–) on his completion of the Anglo-French Survey but it was only after his death that the Board of Ordnance initiated the trigonometric survey, motivated by military considerations in a time of a threatened French invasion.

William Mudge was a son of Dr. John Mudge of Plymouth, by his second wife, and grandson of Zachariah Mudge, and was born at Plymouth on 1 December He entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich on 17 Apriland while he was there his godfather, Samuel Johnson, paid him a visit, and gave him a guinea and a book.

It was here, at the Governor’s House, that William Roy, father of the OS, and artist Paul Sandby, are believed to have collaborated on their first great mapmaking enterprise. Roy (), from Miltonhead near Carluke, started working for the army in Scotland when. The book is also a lasting monument to a man whose enthusiasm as an antiquary was matched by his distinction as a man of science, and success as a military engineer and soldier.

Although William Roy () is better known today for his work on the Military Survey of Scotland (), and as the founder of what became the Ordnance Survey of.Major-General William Roy FRS, AS (–) Roy - Burghead fort English: Plan drawn by William Roy of the promontory fort at Burghead, Moray, Scotland, inshortly before its destruction.This Novant is evidently related to the Novantae tribe of the Iron Age.

Contradicting Ptolemy Edit. Ptolemy's placement of the Selgovae town of Trimontium was accepted to be somewhere along the southern coast of Scotland until William Roy (–) .