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William Benjamin Carpenter (1813–1885) by Maull & Polyblank, 1855 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carpenter, William Benjamin (1813–1885), biologist and university administrator, was born in Exeter on 29 October 1813, the fourth child and eldest son of Dr Lant Carpenter (1780–1840) and his wife, Anna (d. 1856), daughter of James Penn, of Kidderminster. He was the brother of ...

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Hill, Rosamond Davenport (1825–1902), social reformer and educational administrator, born in Chelsea on 4 August 1825, was the eldest of the three daughters of Matthew Davenport Hill (1792–1872) and Margaret Bucknall (d. 1867). Her father, the first recorder of Birmingham, was the eldest child of ...

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Jane Martineau (1812–1882) by unknown photographer Royal Holloway College; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Martineau, Jane (1812–1882), college administrator, was born in London, the first child of the seven children of John Martineau (1789–1831), sugar refiner and mechanical engineer, and his wife, Jane (1792–1868), daughter of Samuel Taylor. She was educated at Miss Byerley's school at Stratford upon Avon...