Joseph Harris

Blacksmith + King + Astronomer
Born 1702

Joseph Harris was a British blacksmith, astronomer, navigator, economist, natural philosopher, government adviser and King's Assay Master at the Royal Mint. "Of Joseph Harris, the eldest, who married one of the daughters, and heiress, of Thomas Jones, of Tredustan, little has been recorded beyond the information derived from his monument in the church. His talents were highly respectable, and in deed pre-eminent.… Read More

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1702 Birth Born in 1702.


1764 62 Years Old Joseph occupied a house at the Royal Mint in the Tower of London until his death in 1764, though he did have a second home in the country in the Grove Street area of Hackney. … Read More
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