Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 October 1789. He was the grandson of Major-General John Beckwith, and nephew of the generals Sir George and Sir Thomas Sydney Beckwith. His father, like his four brothers, had held a commission in the ...
H. M. Stephens
revised by James Lunt
Gatliff, James (1765–1831), army officer and Church of England clergyman, the son of James Gatliff of Manchester, a man of leisure, was born in Manchester on 21 December 1765. Educated at the Manchester grammar school until the age of eleven, and then at a succession of private schools, he was commissioned into the ...
H. M. Chichester
revised by David Turner
Graham [Grimes], Robert [name in religion Alexis] (d. 1701), army officer and Trappist monk, was the second son of a certain ‘Colonel’ William Grimes, a cousin of the earl of Montrose, who is described in Lord Manchester's correspondence as a cavalry officer serving under ...
Maker: George Glover
Kem, Samuel (1604–1670), Church of England clergyman and army officer, was born in London, the son of a cooper. Having matriculated at Oxford as a commoner of Magdalen Hall on 23 June 1621, he was elected to a demyship at Magdalen College in 1624, and graduated BA on 19 February 1625. He resigned his demyship in 1626 on being presented to a college living, and in 1628 became vicar of ...
John S. Peart-Binns
Mann, Michael Ashley (1924–2011), army officer and dean of Windsor, was born on 25 May 1924 at 41 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, London, the youngest of four sons of Herbert George Mann (d. 1955), shipbroker, and his wife, Florence Mary (May), née Kelsey (...
Maker: John Simon
Massue de Ruvigny, Henri de, earl of Galway, and marquess of Ruvigny in the French nobility (1648–1720), Huguenot leader, army officer, and diplomat, was born in Paris, probably in the Faubourg St Germain, on 9 April 1648, the eldest son of five surviving children of ...
G. C. Boase
revised by H. C. G. Matthew
Vicars, Hedley Shafto Johnstone (1826–1855), army officer and evangelical, was born on 7 December 1826 in Mauritius, where his father, Richard Vicars (d. 1839), a captain in the Royal Engineers, was then stationed. After passing his examinations at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich...