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Peter Frederick Anson (1889–1975) by Howard Coster, 1933 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anson, Peter Frederick (1889–1975), monk, writer, and artist, was born Frederick Charles Anson on 22 August 1889 at 32 South Parade, Southsea, the son of Charles Eustace Anson (1858–1940), subsequently rear-admiral, and his wife, (Maria) Evelyn, née Ross (1863–1904). His father came from a family with strong connections to the ...

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Arendrup [née Courtauld], Edith (1846–1934), artist and Roman Catholic religious sister, was born on 1 September 1846 at Bocking, Braintree, Essex, the younger child and only daughter of John Minton Courtauld (d. 1877), junior partner in Samuel Courtauld & Co., silk and crepe manufacturers, and his wife, ...

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Cranfield, Charles Ernest Burland (1915–2015), United Reformed Church minister and New Testament scholar, was born at Branksome, Old Park Ridings, Winchmore Hill, north London, on 13 September 1915, the second child of Charles Ernest Cranfield (1876–1975), then a solicitor’s managing clerk, and his wife ...

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Giberne, Maria Rosina (1802–1885), artist and convert to Roman Catholicism, was born on 13 August 1802 at Clapton, London, the seventh child of Mark Giberne (d. 1846), a wine merchant, and his wife, Rebecca Sharp (d. 1847). Her father came from French stock: the Huguenot ...

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Harry [married name Thresher], Jane (1755/6–1784), Quaker and artist, was born in Jamaica, the daughter of Charity Harry (d. 1793), who was described in a private bill passed in the Jamaica House of Assembly in 1775 as a 'free mulatto woman', and ...

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Spare, Austin Osman (1886–1956), artist and occultist, was born on 30 December 1886 at 10 Bloomfield Place, King Street, Snowhill, near Smithfield, London, the fourth of the five children of Philip Newton Spare (1857–1928), a City of London policeman, and his wife, Eliza Ann Adelaide, ...

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Steiger, Isabelle de [née Isabelle Lace] (1836–1927), artist and theosophist, was born at 2 Canning Street, Liverpool, on 28 February 1836, the daughter of Joshua Lace, a local solicitor. She attended Miss Hackney's day school at Liverpool and Avonbank School, Stratford upon Avon...

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Isabelle de Steiger (1836–1927) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Taylor, Isaac [known as Isaac Taylor of Stanford Rivers] (1787–1865), writer on theology, artist, and inventor, was born at Lavenham, Suffolk, on 17 August 1787. He was the fourth child and eldest surviving son of Isaac Taylor of Ongar (1759–1829), artist, engraver, and dissenting minister, and his wife, ...

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Trail, Ann Agnes [name in religion Agnes Xavier] (1798–1872), Roman Catholic nun and artist, was born on 16 February 1798 at Panbride, Forfarshire, the second of eleven children of the Revd David Trail (1765–1850), minister of Panbride, presbytery of Arbroath, and his wife, ...

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Robert Walker (1755–1808) by Sir Henry Raeburn, c. 1792–4 [The Skating Minister] National Gallery of Scotland

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Walker, Robert [called the Skating Minister] (1755–1808), Church of Scotland minister and subject of a painting by Henry Raeburn, was born on 30 April 1755 at Monkton, Ayrshire, the second son of the Revd William Walker (1719–1774), minister of that parish, and ...

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Welch, (Grace) Eileen [name in religion Werburg] (1894–1990), Benedictine nun and artist, was born on 17 May 1894 at Beaumont, Sherdington Road, Cheltenham, the eldest of the four children (one brother died aged seven) of John Grindon Welch (1854–1939), gentleman, and his wife, ...