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[When the gazetteer was edited for serial publication in the BSHM Newsletter, references were omitted since the bibliography was too substantial to be included. Publication on the web permits references to be included for material now being added to the website, but they are still absent from material originally prepared for the Newsletter - TM, August 2002]
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Bede (673/6 - 735) was in the monastery of St. Peter here from age 7 until his death. He was buried here, but the remains were translated to Durham Cathedral in the 11C. The adjacent parish church of St. Paul's has a mediaeval chair reputed to have been Bede's. [Timpson, p. 147] has a picture of it and notes that the Bede Industrial Estate is nearby!
Mary Somerville (1780-1872) was born in Jedburgh.
George Shoobridge Carr (b. 1837) attended school in Jersey. He later wrote the Synopsis of elementary results in pure and applied mathematics which so influenced Ramanujan [Kanigel, p. 40].
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