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Timothy Bennett (1676/77–1756) by James Macardell, 1752 (after G. Budd) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner, is of obscure origins; details of his birth, family, and upbringing are unknown. On 19 July 1716, at All Hallows, London Wall, he married Katherine Magitt (1673/4–1749), of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey; the parish register—which also gives his wife's name as ...

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Corbett, Edward James [Jim] (1875–1955), hunter and conservationist, was born at Naini Tal, India, on 25 July 1875, the eighth child of Christopher William Corbett (1822–1881), a postmaster, and his wife, Mary Jane (1837?–1924), née Prussia, widow of Charles Doyle. From childhood, Jim...

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Edward James Corbett (1875–1955) by J. G. Laithwaite, 1940 The British Library

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(Henry) Rolf Gardiner (1902–1971) by Maxwell Armfield, 1928 © courtesy the Artist's Estate / Bridgeman Art Library

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Gardiner, (Henry) Rolf (1902–1971), ecological campaigner and youth leader, was born on 5 November 1902 at 56 FitzGeorge Avenue, Fulham, London, the son of the Egyptologist Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner (1879–1963) and his wife, Hedwig von Rosen (d. 1964). Margaret Emilia Gardiner (1904–2005)...

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See Hubback, Arthur Benison

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Unna, Percy John Henry (1878–1950), mountaineer and conservationist, was born on 18 January 1878 at 12 Lancaster Gate, London, the fourth son and seventh of the seven children of Ferdinand Unna (1816–1898), merchant, and his wife, Friederike Ruben (c.1830–1901). His parents were both born in ...