Caythorpe, St Vincent, Edmund Weaver Memorial
Memorial south chancel.
"In Memory of MR EDMUND WEAVER who by his own Industry from a low Education made very great Progress in the Liberal Arts and was justly Esteemed one of the best Astronomers of ye Age.
In Private Life a tender Husband an indulgent Father A quiet Neighbour A cheerful Companion A sincere Friend and a good Churchman. he Departed this Life in a faithful assurance of a better, Dec y 27, 1748 aged 65 years"
"an English astronomer, land surveyor, and friend to William Stukeley. Weaver's The British Telescope ephemerides (astronomical tables) is considered an important 18th-century publication on the movement of planets"
Lincoln University, School of Mathematics and Physics, held the first annual Edmund Weaver Lecture in Astronomy on 11 October 2017.
DB 25 April 2018
Caythorpe, Saint Vincent, Church, Edmund Weaver, astronomer, land surveyor, Stukeley, ephemerides