Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886/Lyell, (Sir) Charles (Bart.)


Lyell, (Sir) Charles (Bart.), s. Charles, of Kinnordy, co. Forfar, Scotland, arm. Exeter Coll., matric. 30 June, 1815, aged 17; B.A. 1819, M.A. 1821, created D.C.L. 20 June, 1855, bar.-at-law, Lincoln's Inn, 1822, professor of geology King's College, London, 1832, knighted 19 Sep., 1848, created a baronet 22 Aug., 1864, Copley medallist Royal Society 1858, president of Geographical Society 1836 & 1850, and of British Association 1864, died 22 Feb., 1875, buried in Westminster Abbey.