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W. P. Courtney

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Aitken, Robert (1800–1873), Church of England clergyman, was born on 22 January 1800 at Crailing, near Jedburgh, a son of Robert Aitken, schoolmaster, and his wife, Ann Heron. He was educated at Jedburgh grammar school and the University of Edinburgh. As a young man he felt dissatisfaction with the presbyterianism of his upbringing and, under the influence of ...

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W. E. A. Axon

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Ashworth, John (1813–1875), preacher and author, was born on 8 July 1813 at Cutgate, near Rochdale, Lancashire, the eighth child of John and Alice Ashworth, woollen weavers. His formal education was minimal, being chiefly received at Bagslate and Bamford Sunday schools. The poverty of the family was exacerbated by the intemperance of the father, who, however, reformed later in life. On 15 October 1832 ...

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Everett, James (1784–1872), Methodist minister and religious writer, was born on 16 May 1784 at Alnwick, Northumberland. He was the second son of John Everett and his wife, Margaret Bowmaker. Everett's father died while he was young, and the boy soon learned to help his mother. After a short time at a private school in ...

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Hartley, Wallace Henry (1878–1912), musician and bandleader on the RMS Titanic, was born on 2 June 1878 at 136 Greenfield Hill, Colne, Lancashire, the second of the six children (four surviving) of Albion Hartley (1850–1934), mill manager, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Foulds (1851–1927)...

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Wallace Henry Hartley (1878–1912) by unknown photographer, 1912 [the band of RMS Titanic: John Frederick Preston Clarke, Percy Cornelius Taylor; Georges Alexandre Krins, Wallace Hartley, William Theodore Ronald Brailey; Jock Hume, John Wesley Woodward] © Illustrated London News Ltd / Mary Evans

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Hirst, Francis Wrigley (1873–1953), journalist and writer, was born on 10 June 1873 at Dalton Lodge, near Huddersfield, the third of the five children of Alfred Hirst (d. 1913), woolstapler, and his wife, Mary Wrigley (d. 1932) of Huddersfield. Brought up within a strong tradition of nonconformity and Liberalism, he was educated at ...

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Francis Wrigley Hirst (1873–1953) by Lafayette, 1929 © National Portrait Gallery, London