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Peter Frederick Anson (1889–1975) by Howard Coster, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist, was born Frederick Charles Anson on 22 August 1889 at 32 South Parade, Southsea, the son of Charles Eustace Anson (1858–1940), subsequently rear-admiral, and his wife, (Maria) Evelyn, née Ross (1863–1904). His father came from a family with strong connections to the ...

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Cranfield, Charles Ernest Burland (1915–2015), United Reformed Church minister and New Testament scholar, was born at Branksome, Old Park Ridings, Winchmore Hill, north London, on 13 September 1915, the second child of Charles Ernest Cranfield (1876–1975), then a solicitor’s managing clerk, and his wife ...

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See Nixon, John Colley

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Spare, Austin Osman (1886–1956), artist and occultist, was born on 30 December 1886 at 10 Bloomfield Place, King Street, Snowhill, near Smithfield, London, the fourth of the five children of Philip Newton Spare (1857–1928), a City of London policeman, and his wife, Eliza Ann Adelaide, ...

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Taylor, Isaac [known as Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers] (1787–1865), writer on theology, artist, and inventor, was born at Lavenham, Suffolk, on 17 August 1787. He was the fourth child and eldest surviving son of Isaac Taylor of Ongar (1759–1829), artist, engraver, and dissenting minister, and his wife, ...

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Robert Walker (1755–1808) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1792–4 [The Skating Minister] National Gallery of Scotland

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Walker, Robert [called the Skating Minister] (1755–1808), Church of Scotland minister and subject of a painting by Henry Raeburn, was born on 30 April 1755 at Monkton, Ayrshire, the second son of the Revd William Walker (1719–1774), minister of that parish, and ...