Edgeworths links to


The Edgeworths and their links to Science

As well as their interest in Education both Richard Lovell Edgeworth and his daughter Maria had a deep interest in science. Maria even argued that it should be taught to women. Richard Lovell had contact to many leading scientific men of his day thanks to his links to the Lunar Society 

He also was connected with Francis Beaufort and Thomas Romney Robinson through marriage, Maria corresponded with William Rowan Hamilton. His son William was a noted mapmaker, engineer and amateur architect. Another son Michael Pakenham a civil servant in India also made a name for him as a botanist.

Although there is no connection to the Edgeworth family, the zoologist George Edward Dobson was born in Edgeworthstown the year before Maria died.

**It should be noted that the photos of William Edgeworth and George Dobson are stock photos**