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Brothers, Richard (1757–1824), self-styled prophet, was born on 25 December 1757 at Placentia, Newfoundland. His father was a gunner, and his family continued to live at Placentia long after Richard was sent as a boy to Woolwich, where he went to school, and from where in 1772 he entered the ...

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Richard Brothers (1757–1824) by William Sharp, pubd 1795 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Finleyson [formerly Finlayson], John (1770–1854), disciple of Richard Brothers, was born in Scotland. According to his children he was the second son of Colonel John Hamilton M'Finlay, who about 1765 married Lady Elizabeth Mary Alexander, eldest sister of the fifth and last ...

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Foster, George (fl. 1650), millenarian and religious writer, is virtually invisible in contemporary records. Nearly everything known about him comes from two tracts of 1650. In The Sounding of the Last Trumpet, which was circulating in April Foster recorded a series of visions he had experienced in the first two months of the year, beginning on 14 January, and which he claimed had been commanded by God to be printed. In these visions God had prophesied to ...

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Hadfield, James (1771/2–1841), assailant of George III, is of unknown parentage. Critically wounded at the battle of Roubaix in 1794, he sustained eight sabre wounds to his head before being captured by the French. After making his way back to England, he fell under the sway of a millenarian cult, becoming convinced that his death at the hands of the state would effect the second coming. ...

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Kett, Francis (c. 1547–1589), physician and alleged heretic, was born in Wymondham, Norfolk, the son of Thomas Kett (c.1500–1553), gentleman, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1573), and nephew of Robert Kett (c. 1492–1549). After the death of her husband, Agnes...

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Loddiges, George (1786–1846), nurseryman, was born on 12 March 1786 in Hackney, Middlesex, the second of two surviving sons—he also had at least three sisters, two of whom died in childhood—of Joachim Conrad Loddiges (c.1738–1826), a native of Hanover and the founder of the ...

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George Loddiges (1786–1846) by John Renton Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library

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Macpherson, Annie Parlane (1825–1904), promoter of child emigration, was born on 2 June 1825 in Campsie, by Milton, Stirlingshire, and baptized there on 26 June 1825, the eldest of the seven children of James Macpherson (d. 1851), a shoemaker, teacher, and member of the ...

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Sharp, William (1749–1824), engraver, was born on 29 January 1749 at Haydon Yard, Minories, London, the address of his father, a gunmaker. Having been apprenticed to Barak Longmate, a bright engraver skilled in heraldry, he later claimed that his first engravings were made upon a publican's pewter pot, but from 1771 he extended his experience as a pupil in the ...