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Alison, Archibald (1757–1839), Scottish Episcopal clergyman and writer on aesthetics, was born in Edinburgh, the son of Archibald Alison (1730–1794), lord provost of the city, originally of Newhall, Coupar Angus, and Margaret Harte (d. 1811), of Listerick, near Edinburgh. Alison was educated at ...

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Archibald Alison (1757–1839) by William Walker, pubd 1823 (after Sir Henry Raeburn) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cox, John Charles (1843–1919), antiquary and ecclesiologist, was born on 29 March 1843 at Parwich, Derbyshire, the sixth of the seven children of Revd Edward Cox (1802–1869) and Anna Horsfall (1803/4–1888). He had two brothers and four sisters. In 1843 his father was vicar of ...

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James, John Thomas (1786–1828), bishop of Calcutta and writer on art, was born on 23 January 1786 at Rugby, Warwickshire, the eldest son of Dr Thomas James (1748–1804), headmaster of Rugby School, and his second wife, Arabella Caldecott (d. 1828). He was educated at ...

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Kenyon, Sir Frederic George (1863–1952), Greek and biblical scholar and museum director, was born on 15 January 1863, the seventh son and the eleventh of the fifteen children (eleven boys, four girls) of John Robert Kenyon (1807–1880) of Pradoe, Shropshire, grandson of the ...

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Sir Frederic George Kenyon (1863–1952) by Walter Stoneman, 1919 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paul Waterhouse

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Micklethwaite, John Thomas (1843–1906), architect and ecclesiologist, was born at Rishworth House, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 3 May 1843, the son of James Micklethwaite of Hopton, Mirfield, worsted spinner and colliery owner, and his wife, Sarah Eliza Stanway of Manchester. After private education at ...

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John Thomas Micklethwaite (1843–1906) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Miller [née Haring], Millie (1922–1977), social worker and politician, was born at 9 Windsor Terrace, Hoxton, London, on 8 April 1922, the fourth of five children of Barney Haring (1881–1947), diamond polisher, and his wife, Sarah, née Zomerplaag (...

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Patten, (Alfred) Hope (1885–1958), Church of England clergyman and restorer of the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, was born at the Town Brewery, Sidmouth, Devon, on 17 November 1885, the only child of Alfred Patten, an indigent gentleman, and Mary Sadler, his wife. ...

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Plummer [née Lapsker], Beatrice [Beattie], Baroness Plummer (1903–1972), farmer and politician, was born in Russia, probably in Kiev, on 14 April 1903, one of several children of Meyer (or Morris) Lapsker (or Lipsker; (1871–1940), furniture dealer, and his wife, ...

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Benjamin Webb (1819–1885) by Eden Upton Eddis, 1881 © reserved

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Clement C. J. Webb

revised by J. Mordaunt Crook

Webb, Benjamin (1819–1885), ecclesiologist and Church of England clergyman, was born on 28 November 1819, at Addle Hill, Doctors' Commons, London, the eldest son of Benjamin Webb (d. 1870), of the firm of Webb & Sons, wheelwrights, of London. On 2 October 1828 he was admitted to ...