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HENRY , THOMAS ( 1734 - 1816 ), apothecary, physician, and chemist .

Born at Wrexham 26 Oct. 1734 , son of a schoolmaster there who hailed from Antrim . He was apprenticed to a Wrexham apothecary , became assistant to an apothecary at Oxford , and finally set up as apothecary and physician at Manchester . He published several papers on chemistry and medicine , and in 1775 was elected F.R.S. ; he d. 18 June 1816 .

He was the father of the famous chemist WILLIAM HENRY , M.D. , F.R.S. ( 12 Jan. 1774 - 2 Sept. 1836 ), who formulated what is known as ‘Henry's Law’ and published an important treatise on chemistry .

William , again, was the father of WILLIAM CHARLES HENRY , M.D. , F.R.S. ( 31 March 1804 - 7 Jan. 1892 ), friend of Dalton and noted chemist . The son and grandson were b. at Manchester .

Sources:

  • T. Iorwerth Jones in The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1932-3 (with lists of their works).

Author:

Emeritus Professor Robert Thomas Jenkins, C.B.E., D.Litt., Ll.D., F.S.A., (1881-1969), Bangor

Published date: 1959