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Aikenhead, Thomas (bap. 1676, d. 1697), freethinker and blasphemer, was baptized on 28 March 1676, the son of James Aikenhead (d. in or before 1683), apothecary and burgess of Edinburgh, and his wife, Helen (d. 1685), daughter of Thomas Ramsey, former minister of ...


Crompton, Henry (1836–1904), barrister and positivist, was born at Liverpool on 27 August 1836, the second of five sons and three daughters of Sir Charles John Crompton (1797–1865), judge of the queen's bench, and his wife, Caroline Fletcher. The eldest son, Charles Crompton (1833–1890), QC...


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Fitzgibbon, Gerald (1837–1909), judge and prominent freemason, was born in Dublin on 28 August 1837, the eldest of the two sons and one daughter of Gerald Fitzgibbon (1793–1882), master in chancery and leading member of the Irish bar, and his wife, Ellen, née...


Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837–1909) by Walter Frederick Osborne, 1894 National Gallery of Ireland


Lushington, Vernon (1832–1912), lawyer and positivist, was born on 8 March 1832 in London, the fourth son of Stephen Lushington (1782–1873) and his wife, Sarah Grace, née Carr, and twin to Sir Godfrey Lushington, whom he closely resembled in appearance, abilities, and temperament. After their mother's death in 1837, the twins were brought up by a maternal aunt at their father's seat in ...