Mary Edwards

Died aged c. 65

Mary Edwards (c. 1750 – September 1815) was a human computer for the British Nautical Almanac and one of a very few women paid directly by the Board of Longitude, and to earn a living from scientific work at the time. She was one of 35 human computers who calculated the position of the sun, moon and planets at different times of day for annual nautical almanacs used for navigation at sea.

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Mary Edwards 1750-1815 First female "computer" lived and worked from 4 Brand Lane. She was employed by the Board of Longitude to compute astronomical tables for the British Nautical Almanac between 1773 & 1815

4 Brand Lane, Ludlow, United Kingdom where they lived