Deakin, Alfred (1856–1919), prime minister of Australia, was born on 3 August 1856 at 90 George Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, the younger child of William Deakin (1819–1892), business manager, of Towcester, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Sarah, née Bill (1822–1908), of Llannarth, Cardiganshire. Deakin's parents were married in October 1849 and left ...
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White, Gilbert (1859–1933), missionary and writer, was born on 9 June 1859 at Rondebosch, Cape Colony, southern Africa, son of Francis Gilbert White, clergyman, and his wife, Lucy, née Gilderdale; he was named after his great-uncle, the naturalist Gilbert White (1720–1793). His parents returned to the ...