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James, Sir HenryJames, Sir Henry (1803-77), military surveyor, was a native of St. Agnes, Cornwall, in 1820 he was gazetted a subaltern in the Royal Engineers, and was next year appointed to the Ordnance Survey. In 1842 he became local superintendent of the geological survey of Ireland, and, after being employed in various other duties, was in 1854 made director-general of the Ordnance Survey. From 1857 to 1870 he was director of the Topographical Department of the War Office, was knighted in 1860, and attained the rank of major-general in 1868.