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Braithwaite, Joseph Bevan (1818–1905), barrister and Quaker minister, was born on 21 June 1818 in Highgate, Kendal; with his twin sister he was the youngest of the nine children of Isaac Braithwaite (1781–1861), dyestuff manufacturer and drysalter, and Anna Braithwaite, both parents being of long-standing Quaker families. His mother, ...

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Hodgkin, John (1800–1875), barrister and Quaker minister, was born on 11 March 1800 in Penton Street, Pentonville, London, and grew up in Pentonville and in Tottenham. He was the youngest child of John Hodgkin (1766–1845), tutor and calligrapher, and Elizabeth Hodgkin, née Rickman (1768–1833)...

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Kinsey, John (1693–1750), politician and lawyer, was born in Philadelphia, the son of John Kinsey, politician and Quaker minister, and Sarah, née Stevens. Kinsey probably attended Philadelphia's Friends' public school until the family moved to Woodbridge, New Jersey, about 1703. Kinsey then began an apprenticeship with a joiner in ...

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Lloyd, David (1656–1731), lawyer and politician in America, was born at Manafon, Montgomeryshire, the son of Thomas Lloyd (1640–1694). Having left grammar school in the 1670s he trained under the infamous George Jeffreys. From the 1680s he was legal adviser to William Penn...

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McLaren, Charles Benjamin Bright, first Baron Aberconway (1850–1934), barrister and industrialist, was born at Edinburgh on 12 May 1850, the elder son of Duncan McLaren (1800–1886), member of parliament for Edinburgh, and his third wife, Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815–1906), daughter of Jacob Bright...

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Murray, Lindley (1745–1826), grammarian and lawyer, was born at Swatara, near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on 22 April 1745, the eldest of the twelve children of Robert Murray (1721–1786) and his wife, Mary, née Lindley (d. 1780). Murray's father had emigrated from Ireland to ...

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Prideaux, Frederick (1817–1891), lawyer, fifth son of Walter Prideaux of Plymouth, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Joseph Kingston of Kingsbridge, Devon, was born at 1 Portland Square, Plymouth, on 27 April 1817. His father, a partner in the private bank of Kingston and Prideaux...

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Wakefield, Daniel (1776–1846), barrister and writer on political economy, was born in the spring of 1776, in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the youngest of three children in the family of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and his wife, the writer Priscilla Wakefield (1750–1832), daughter of ...

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Wilson, Sir Geoffrey Masterman (1910–2004), barrister, diplomatist, and public servant, was born at Winterbourne, Storeton Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, on 7 April 1910, the third son and youngest child of Alexander Cowan Wilson, civil engineer, and his wife, Edith Jane, née Brayshaw. His parents were Quakers, his mother coming from a line of Quakers going back to the seventeenth century. They were deeply religious, lived frugally, and actively pursued a number of good causes. Their influence, except their austere mode of living, and the beliefs and principles of the ...