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H. Charnock

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Deacon, Sir George Edward Raven (1906–1984), oceanographer, was born on 21 March 1906 at 81 Bosworth Road, Leicester, the younger child and only son of George Raven Deacon (1866–1954), a boot and shoe factory worker, of Leicester, and his wife, Emma (1868–1957), worker in a hat factory, daughter of ...

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William Gadsby (1773–1844) by William Barnard (after F. Turner) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gadsby, William (1773–1844), Strict and Particular Baptist minister, was born at Attleborough, Nuneaton, on 3 January 1773. His father was a poor road mender. As a boy he had a scanty elementary education until he was thirteen, then led a particularly wild life, but was converted at the age of seventeen. At first he worshipped with the Independents at ...

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Hearn, Mary Anne [pseud. Marianne Farningham] (1834–1909), religious writer, was born on 17 December 1834 at Farningham, Kent, the eldest child of Joseph Hearn, a small tradesman and village postmaster, and his wife, Rebecca Bowers, the daughter of a paper maker and preacher. Her devout parents, who attended a local (Particular) Baptist church at ...

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Mary Anne Hearn [Marianne Farningham] (1834–1909) by T. W. Hunt © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jempson, (Arthur) John (1904–1981), road haulier, was born at Strand Quay, Rye, Sussex, on 14 September 1904, the eldest son in a family of two sons and four daughters of Arthur Jempson (1877–1955) and his wife, Ruth Palmer (1876–1956), daughter of a seed merchant. The parents were Strict Baptists. ...

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Law [née Frost], Harriet Teresa (1831–1897), secularist, was born in Ongar, Essex, on 5 November 1831, the daughter of Henry Frost, a butcher, farmer, and contractor. She was reared as a Strict Baptist in the severe Calvinist tradition. When her family moved to ...

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Philpot, Joseph Charles (1802–1869), Strict and Particular Baptist minister and journal editor, was born at Ripple, Kent, on 13 September 1802, third son of Charles Philpot (1760–1823), rector of Ripple, and Maria (1772–1851), only daughter of Peter La Fargue, rector of Greatford, near ...

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G. C. Boase

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Sedgwick, Daniel (1814–1879), hymnologist, was born on 26 November 1814 in Leadenhall Street, London, the son of William Sedgwick and his wife, Frances. He was baptized at St Katharine Cree, London, on 25 December 1814. After serving an apprenticeship, he became a shoemaker. In 1839 he married, and joined the Strict Baptist congregation at ...

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Thomas, Alfred, Baron Pontypridd (1840–1927), politician, was born at Llwyn-y-grant, Pen-y-lan, Glamorgan, on 16 September 1840, the eldest son in the family of two sons and three daughters of Daniel Thomas (1806–1887), a contractor involved in the construction of Cardiff docks and owner of limeworks at ...