Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, edited by James
Grant Wilson, John Fiske and Stanley L. Klos. Six volumes, New York: D. Appleton
and Company, 1887-1889 and 1999. Virtualology.com warns that these 19th Century
biographies contain errors and bias. We rely on volunteers to edit the historic
biographies on a continual basis. If you would like to edit this biographyplease
submit a rewritten biography in text form.
If acceptable, the new biography will be published above the 19th Century
Appleton's Cyclopedia Biography citing the volunteer editor
Virtual American Biographies
Over 30,000 personalities
with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life
welcomes editing and additions to the
biographies. To become this site's editor or a contributor
or e-mail Virtualology here.
MASERES, Francis, British author, born in London, 15 December, 1731 ; died in Reigate, Surrey, 19 May, 1824. His father, a London physician, was the son of a French Huguenot, who settled in London. Francis was educated at Kingston-upon-Thames and at Clare hall, Cambridge, where he was graduated in 1752. He subsequently studied law, was admitted to the bar, and appointed attorney-general of Canada, which office he held till 1773, residing in Quebec. On his return to England he was appointed in August, 1773, to the sinecure place of cursitor baron of the exchequer, which he filled with great reputation till his death, and he was recorder of London for about forty years. He was commonly called Baron Maseres. After his return to London he recommended conciliatory measures in dealing with the American colonies. He was the author of "A Dissertation on the Negative Sign in Algebra" (1758);" The Elements of Plane Trigonometry" (1760); "An Account of the Labors of the British and other Protestant Inhabitants of Quebec in order to obtain a house of Assembly" (1775) ; " The Canadian Freehohler" (3 vols., 1779) ; " Montesquieu's View of the English Constitution translated, with Notes" (1781) ; " The Doctrine of Life Annuities" (1783); numerous papers in the " Philosophical Transactions" : "Scriptores Logarithmici " (6 vols., 1791-1807); and "Scriptores Optici" (1823).
This site and its contents are not affiliated, connected,
associated with or authorized by the individual, family,
friends, or trademarked entities utilizing any part or
the subject's entire name. Any official or affiliated
sites that are related to this subject will be hyper
linked below upon submission
and Evisum, Inc. review.
Please join us in our mission to incorporate America's Four United Republics discovery-based curriculum into the classroom of every primary and secondary school in the United States of America by July 2, 2026, the nation’s 250th birthday. , the United States of America: We The
People. Click Here