Zoologist and palaeontologist in Newcastle upon Tyne. Collaborated with Joshua Alder on the Monograph of British nudibranchiate Mollusca (1845–55). Contributed several papers on the boring apparatus of sponges, molluscs, and cirripedes to the Tyneside Naturalists' Field Club, which he had helped to found in 1846.
Sources: DNB Sarjeant, W. A. S. 1980
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