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Dighton, William (1717–1769), excise officer and murder victim, was born in 1717, though further details of his family and early life are unknown. His first post was in Gloucester in 1741; thereafter he worked in Evesham, Worcestershire, and Woodstock, Oxfordshire. By 1758 Dighton...

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Knight, Joseph (b. c. 1753), slave and litigant, was born in west Africa, where he was captured and sold to a Captain Knight. Captain Knight, by whose surname he was subsequently known, sold him in Jamaica, aged about thirteen, to John Wedderburn, probably in 1766. ...

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Savidge, (Marjorie) Irene (1905–1985), factory worker and subject of police interrogation, was born at 53 Roseberry Gardens, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 9 June 1905, the daughter (she had a younger brother) of John Savidge (b. 1880), a clerk to a firm of chartered accountants, and his wife, ...

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West, Martin Litchfield (1937–2015), Greek scholar, textual critic, and philologist, was born at the Cottage Hospital, Eltham, London, on 23 September 1937, the first child and only son of Maurice Charles West (1908–1987), civil engineer, and his wife, Catherine Baker, [...