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Badger, Charlotte (b. 1778?, d. in or after 1816), escaped convict, was one of the first European women to live in New Zealand. She may have been the child of Ann and Thomas Badger baptized on 31 July 1778 at the parish church of ...

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Bryant [née Broad], Mary (b. 1765), convict, was born in April 1765 in the town of Fowey, Cornwall, the second of the four children of William Broad, a master mariner, and his wife, Grace. In 1785, for reasons that remain unclear, although it is on record that times were particularly hard, she became a highwaywoman, and in January 1786 she was captured after holding up a woman from whom she stole jewellery worth ...

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Buckley, William (1780–1856), convict and settler in Australia, was born at Marton, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, the son of small farmers. He learned to read at evening school before being apprenticed as a bricklayer. At nineteen he enlisted in the local militia, then the ...

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Catchpole, Margaret (1762–1819), convict and author, was born on 14 March 1762, perhaps at Nacton, Suffolk, the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Catchpole and a farm labourer employed by a celebrated breeder of Suffolk carthorses. When Margaret was thirteen years of age the farmer's wife was suddenly seized with illness; ...

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Margaret Catchpole (1762–1819) by Richard Cobbold, pubd 1845 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fitzgerald, James fitz Gerald, fifteenth earl of Desmond [called the Queen's Earl, the Tower Earl] (c. 1570–1601), nobleman and prisoner, was the son and heir of Gerald fitz James Fitzgerald, fourteenth earl of Desmond (d. 1583), and his second wife, Eleanor Butler (...

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Jones, Thomas [Tom] (1908–1990), trade unionist and Spanish republican volunteer, was born on 13 October 1908 in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, the second of three children of William Jones, coalminer, and his wife, Mary Jones, a kitchen maid. His father had earlier left ...

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Kable, Henry (1766/7–1846), transported convict and merchant, was born and lived in Suffolk, like his father, Henry Cabell (d. 1783). Both were illiterate and unskilled labourers, and little is known of Henry Kable's early life. He joined a rural gang notorious for thefts from farms, and in 1783 he, his father, and an accomplice were found guilty of house burglary and sentenced to death. The elder two were hanged on 5 April 1783, but sixteen-year-old ...

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Le Druillenec, Harold Osmond (1911–1985), schoolmaster and concentration camp survivor, was born in the parish of St Ouen, Jersey, on 5 August 1911, the youngest of nine children of Vincent Le Druillenec, farm labourer, and his wife, Sainte-Françoise, née Sangan. His parents were originally from ...

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Eric Sutherland Lomax (1919–2012) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © Writer Pictures