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Angel, Moses (1817/18–1898), headmaster and journal editor, was one of the eleven children of Emmanuel Moses (d. 1841), a publican, and his wife, Sarah. At some stage he transposed his name from Angel Moses to Moses Angel, probably in 1839 when his father was convicted at the ...

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Bishop, Samuel (1731–1795), headmaster and poet, was born in St John Street, London, on 21 September 1731, the eldest son of George Bishop, who came from Hollway, near Cattistock, in Dorset, and Mary, daughter of Samuel Palmer of Southover, near Lewes, in Sussex...

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Carey, Gordon Vero (1886–1969), indexer and headmaster, was born on 9 October 1886 at the White House, Sible Hedingham, Essex, the youngest son of Francis Carey (1840–1911) and his wife, Elizabeth Harrowell (1852–1930/31). His eldest brother, (Francis) Clive Savill Carey (b. 1883), was director of ...

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Gil, Alexander, the younger (1596/7–1642?), headmaster and poet, eldest son of Alexander Gil the elder (1565–1635), schoolmaster, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1648?), was born either in London, as recorded in Oxford sources, or in Norwich, where his parents were living in 1597. At ...

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Gilroy [née Answick], Beryl Agatha (1924–2001), teacher and author, was born on 30 August 1924 at Springlands, Berbice, British Guiana. She was brought up by her grandparents after she suffered a serious illness at the age of two. They decided that the local school was not good enough for her, so she did not enter formal education until she was twelve. In those pre-school years her grandfather taught her to read, her grandmother taught her about herbs and local medicine, and she was immersed in the folk culture of the area. Significantly for her later work this included stories of slavery. When she did attend school she made rapid progress, becoming a pupil-teacher, then attended the government training college in the capital, ...

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Manning, Rosemary Joy [pseuds. Sarah Davys, Mary Voyle] (1911–1988), author and headmistress, was born on 9 December 1911 at Rodwell Lodge, Weymouth, Dorset, the only daughter among four children of Thomas Davys Manning (1868/9–1943), a doctor, and Mary Ann Coles (1869–1960/61)...

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John Malcolm Rae (1931–2006) by Bassano, 1973 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rae, John Malcolm (1931–2006), headmaster and author, was born at 2 Rutford Road, Streatham, London, on 20 March 1931, the son of (Lawrence) John Rae, radiologist, and his wife, (Annie) Blodwen, née Williams. He was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and, after national service as a second lieutenant in the ...