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Biography of Thomas Braidwood

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Biography of Thomas Braidwood:

1717 - Thomas Braidwood was born at Hillhead Farm, Covington, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Thomas Braidwood was the son of Thomas Braidwood and Agnes Meek.

1760 - Thomas Braidwood opened 'Braidwoods Academy' in Edinburgh, the first school for the Deaf in Britain. 1783 - Thomas Braidwood moved with his family to London and established the Braidwood Academy for the Deaf and Dumb in Grove House, off Mare Street, Hackney.

1792 - Braidwood's kinsman, Joseph Watson was trained as a teacher of the Deaf under Thomas Braidwood and Thomas Braidwood eventually left to become the first headmaster of the first public school for the Deaf in Britain, the London Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb in Bermondsey. 1806 - Thomas died at Hackney, London, and his daughter Isabella continued running the school.

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