Male 1773 - 1857  (83 years)

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  • Name George CAYLEY 
    Born 27 Dec 1773 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1857 
    Person ID I336  Chap 28 Rampton
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 

     1. Digby CAYLEY,   b. 13 Mar 1807,   d. 21 Dec 1883  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Sir George Cayley has been described by many as the father of Aerial Navigation. He developed the first proper understandings of the principles of flight a century before the Wright brothers and encouraged his coachman into becoming the the first man to fly (gliding across Brompton Dale in North Yorkshire) 50 years before the Wright brothers first powered flight.

      His achievements are commemorated by various UK universities including the Scarborough Campus of Hull University (where I studied 2002-2005)