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Blood, Thomas (1617/18–1680), adventurer and spy, was born at Sarney, co. Meath. His early life is obscure, but it was later claimed that his father (who was possibly Neptune Blood) was a blacksmith and ironworker, 'serious, honest and of no inferior credit' (...

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Craig, William [Bill] (1924–2011), solicitor and politician, was born on 2 December 1924 at Cookstown, co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, the son of John Craig, bank manager, and his wife, Mary Kathleen, née Lamont. Educated at Dungannon Royal School and Larne grammar school, he joined the ...

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Crippen, Hawley Harvey (1862–1910), murderer, was born in Coldwater, Michigan, the only child of storekeeper Myron Augustus Crippen (1827–1910) and his wife, Andresse Skinner (d. 1909). After studying in Michigan, London, and the Homoeopathic Hospital College, Cleveland, Ohio, he qualified as a homoeopathic doctor in 1884. In 1887 he married a nurse, ...

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C. W. Sutton

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Dyer, Joseph Chessborough (1780–1871), inventor, was born at Stonington Point, Connecticut, USA, on 15 November 1780, the son of Captain Nathaniel Dyer of the Rhode Island navy. Joseph's mother died about a year later and the boy was sent to school at Wickford, Rhode Island...

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Erskine, Thomas, of Linlathen (1788–1870), theologian and advocate, was born in Edinburgh on 13 October 1788, the fifth of seven children born to David Erskine, laird of Linlathen, writer to the signet, who died in Naples on 5 April 1791, and Ann Graham (...

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Foster, Sir Michael (1689–1763), judge and legal writer, was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 16 December 1689, the second son of Michael Foster (1658–1720), a Marlborough attorney, and his wife, Sarah Coleman (b. 1657). The Fosters were a dissenting family. Educated at ...

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Heath, Neville George Clevely (1917–1946), murderer, was born on 6 June 1917 at 15 Dudley Road, Ilford, Essex, the elder son of William George Heath, a soft goods traveller, and his wife, Bessie Louise, née Clevely. His father claimed descent from James Heath...

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Johnson, Maurice (1688–1755), antiquary and barrister, was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 19 June 1688, the eldest surviving son (a boy had been stillborn on 20 August 1685) of the seven children of Maurice Johnson (1661–1747), landowner, and his wife, Jane, née Johnson (1666–1703)...

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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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Lowry, Robert Lynd Erskine, Baron Lowry of Crossgar (1919–1999), judge, was born on 30 January 1919 in Belfast, the only son of William Lowry (d. 1949), lawyer, politician, and judge, and his wife, Catherine Hughes Lynd, daughter of the Revd Dr Robert John Lynd...

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Ludlow [Ludlowe], Edmund (1616/17–1692), army officer and regicide, was born in Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire, the son of Sir Henry Ludlow (1592?–1643) of Maiden Bradley and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1660), daughter of Richard Phelips of Montacute, Somerset.

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E. R. Norman

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Ludlow, John Malcolm Forbes (1821–1911), lawyer and social activist, was born in Neemuch, India, on 8 March 1821, the youngest in the family of two sons and three daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow of the East India Company, and his wife, Maria Jane...

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Maybrick [née Chandler], Florence Elizabeth (1862–1941), convicted poisoner, was born on 2 September 1862 at Mobile, Alabama, USA, the only daughter of William G. Chandler, banker, and his wife, Caroline, daughter of Darius Blake Holbrook. At the age of eighteen in 1881 she married an English cotton broker, ...

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Ray, Martha (1742?–1779), singer and murder victim, was born near Covent Garden, London, probably in 1742, though some sources suggest 1745. When she was about fourteen her father, a stay maker, apprenticed her for five years to Mrs Sarah Silver, a maker of mantuas (cloaks) in ...

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Rolle, Henry (1589/90–1656), politician and judge, was the second son of Robert Rolle (d. 1633) of Heanton, Devon, and his wife, Joan (d. 1634), daughter of Thomas Hele of Fleet, Devon. Rolle matriculated from Exeter College, Oxford, on 20 March 1607, aged seventeen, and entered the ...

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Romilly, Sir Samuel (1757–1818), lawyer and politician, was born on 1 March 1757 in Frith Street, Soho, London, the youngest of the nine children of Peter Romilly (1712–1784) and his wife, Margaret Garnault (d. 1796). Both the Romilly and Garnault families had emigrated to ...

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Ryder, Sir Dudley (1691–1756), judge, was born on 4 November 1691, the second son of Richard Ryder (d. 1733), a Cheapside linen draper living at Hackney in Middlesex, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Marshall of Lincoln's Inn. His paternal grandfather, the ...

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Scrope, Adrian (1601–1660), army officer and regicide, was born at Wormsley Hall in Oxfordshire, the son of Robert Scrope and Margaret Cornwall, daughter of Richard Cornwall of London; he was baptized at Lewknor on 12 January 1601. Scrope was educated at Hart Hall, Oxford...

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Sharington, Sir William (c. 1495–1553), administrator and embezzler, was the first son of Thomas Sharington (d. 1527?) of Norfolk and his wife, Katherine, daughter and heir of William Pyrton of Little Bentley, Essex. Despite the obscurity of his early years, it seems clear that two men were instrumental in his rise to importance: ...

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Turner [née Norton], Anne (1576–1615), accessory to the murder of Sir Thomas Overbury, of whose origins little is known, was born on 5 January 1576 of humble parentage, and had at least one sister and one brother living at the time of her death. She entered the glittering orbit of court society in the company of her husband, ...