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George Barrington (1755–1804) by Sir William Beechey, c. 1785 by permission of the National Library of Australia T275

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Barrington [formerly Waldron], George (1755–1804), actor, pickpocket, and transported convict, was born in Maynooth, co. Kildare, Ireland. Some claim that his birth date was 14 May 1755 and that his father was Henry Waldron, a silversmith, and his mother a Miss Naish (Naith)...

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Fabian, Robert Honey (1901–1978), police officer and broadcaster, was born at 25A Malyons Road, Ladywell, Lewisham, London, on 31 January 1901, the second of two sons of Andrew Pinwill Fabian (1868–1953), steam engine maker's fitter, and his wife, Ada Eliza, née Taggart (1870/71–1963)...

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William Brooke Joyce [Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946) by unknown photographer, c. 1942 Getty Images

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Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster, was born on 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, the first of three sons of Michael Francis Joyce (1869/70–1941), builder and contractor, originally of co. Mayo, Ireland...

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Rich, Christopher (bap. 1647, d. 1714), lawyer and theatre manager, was baptized in Over Stowey, Somerset, on 30 December 1647, the second son of John and Susanna Rich, according to genealogical work done by Paul Sawyer. Nothing is known about Rich's early education or when he moved to ...

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Savile, Sir James Wilson Vincent [Jimmy] (1926–2011), disc jockey, broadcaster, and sexual predator, was born into an impoverished Roman Catholic family on 31 October 1926 at 64 Wellclose Grove, Leeds, the youngest child in the family of four girls and three boys of ...

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Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile (1926–2011) by unknown photographer, 1979 © Dobson Agency / Rex Features

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