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Ekarte, George Daniel [known as Daniels Ekarte] (1896/7–1964), minister and community worker, was born in west Africa, possibly in the Calabar region of Nigeria. His early years were spent at mission stations run by Free Church of Scotland missionaries. Impressed by what he had heard of the glories of the ‘mother country’, he obtained a seaman's certificate (which named him simply ...

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Sharp, John (1723–1792), Church of England clergyman and charity administrator, was born at Rothbury, Northumberland, and baptized there on 2 April 1723, the eldest son of Thomas Sharp (1693–1758), also a clergyman and then newly appointed archdeacon of Northumberland, and his wife, Judith Wheler (...

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Whiston, Robert (1808–1895), headmaster and reformer of cathedral charities, was born in Derby on 20 November 1808, one of eleven children of William Whiston, solicitor, and his wife, Sarah, née Hopkinson. Educated at Repton School, he matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1827, where he was elected a scholar in 1830. He graduated BA in 1831, having been ranked among the senior optimes in the mathematical tripos and top of the second class in the classical tripos. He proceeded MA in 1834. In 1833 he was elected a fellow of ...

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Whitaker, Edward William (bap. 1752, d. 1818), Church of England clergyman and charity administrator, was baptized on 26 January 1752 at St Martin Outwich, London, the son of William Whitaker of London and of Sandgates, Chertsey, Surrey, serjeant-at-law, and his wife, Isabella Rebecca North...