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Bacon, Richard Mackenzie (1776–1844), newspaper editor and music critic, was born in Norwich on 1 May 1776, the only son of Richard Bacon (1745–1812), proprietor from 1794 of the Norwich Mercury, one of the leading provincial organs of liberal opinion. He was educated at the ...

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Thompson Cooper

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Bailey, Thomas (1785–1856), newspaper editor and author, was born at Nottingham on 31 July 1785. His education was received partly in a day school in his native town, and partly in a boarding-school at Gilling, Yorkshire. Afterwards he was for some time engaged in his father's trade of silk hosier at ...

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James Ballantyne (1772–1833) by John Ballantyne National Gallery of Scotland

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Ballantyne, James (1772–1833), printer and newspaper editor, was born at Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland, on 15 January 1772, the eldest child of John Ballantyne (1743–1817), general merchant, and Jean (1745?–1818), daughter of James Barclay, rector of Dalkeith high school, and his wife, Elizabeth. His early education was at ...

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Barnes, Thomas (1785–1841), newspaper editor and essayist, was born in Southwark, London, on 11 September 1785, the eldest son of John Barnes (b. 1753), a solicitor practising in Clifford's Inn, Bloomsbury, and Tenterden, Kent, and his wife, Mary, née Anderson. His mother died when he was young, and he was initially raised by his grandmother with his brother, ...

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Bennett, James Gordon (1795–1872), newspaper editor and publisher, was born on 1 September 1795 in Old Town (later called New Mill), Keith, Banffshire. Catholic farmers in a protestant community, his parents' names are unknown, but Bennett claimed descent from ninth-century Saxon freebooters and ...

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Bolam, Silvester (1905–1953), newspaper editor, was born on 23 October 1905 at 84 George Street, Willington Quay, Tynemouth, Northumberland, the son of Thomas Bolam, a foreman blacksmith, and his wife, Amelia English. He was educated at Tynemouth Municipal High School and Armstrong College, Newcastle...

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T. F. Henderson

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Browne, James (1793–1841), newspaper editor and journalist, the son of a manufacturer at Coupar Angus, was born at Whitefield, Cargill, in Perthshire. He was educated for the ministry of the Church of Scotland at the University of St Andrews, where, after matriculating in 1806, he distinguished himself in classics. After being licensed to preach he spent some time on the continent as tutor in a family. On his return to ...

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Buckle, George Earle (1854–1935), newspaper editor and historian, was born at Twerton, near Bath, on 10 June 1854, the eldest of the four sons of George Buckle, successively fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, vicar of Twerton, rector of Weston-super-Mare, and canon and precentor of ...

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George Earle Buckle (1854–1935) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buist, George (1804–1860), newspaper editor and scientist, was born at Tannadice, Forfarshire, on 17 November 1804, the second of the nine children of the Revd John Buist (1752/3–1845) and his wife, Margaret Jafferson. After being taught at home by his father until 1817 he was educated at ...

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Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...

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Mary Ann Camberton Cary (1823–1893) by unknown photographer, c. 1845–55 National Archives of Canada / C-029977

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Thomas Chenery (bap. 1826, d. 1884) by Samuel Alexander Walker, 1874 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chenery, Thomas (bap. 1826, d. 1884), newspaper editor, was born at Barbados, where he was baptized at St Michael, the son of John Chenery (d. 1834), a West Indies merchant, and his wife, William Ann (1799/1800–1856), who as her husband's executrix claimed compensation for enslaved people in ...

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Cook, John Douglas (1808?–1868), newspaper editor, was born at Banchory-Ternan in Aberdeenshire, probably in 1808, although he favoured 1811. An unsubstantiated rumour suggested he was the illegitimate son of Thomas Hope (1769–1831), author, and thus half-brother to the Rt Hon. A. J. B. Beresford Hope...

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Cudlipp, Reginald William [Reg] (1910–2005), journalist and promoter of Anglo-Japanese relations, was born on 11 December 1910 at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, the second of three sons and second of four children of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Dark, Sidney Ernest (1872–1947), newspaper editor, was born on 14 January 1872 at 35 St John's Wood Road, St Marylebone, London, the eldest son of Henry Sidney Dark, of Lord's Cricket Ground, and his wife, Mary Jane Burns. His birth certificate gave his father's occupation as bat maker. Following a short period in ...

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Davie, Michael (1924–2005), journalist and author, was born at Belhaven, Cranleigh, Surrey, on 15 January 1924, the second son and youngest of three children of Russell Davie, head of a stock-jobbing firm in the City of London, and his wife, Harriet Selina Hatton, ...

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Dawson [formerly Robinson], (George) Geoffrey (1874–1944), newspaper editor, was born at Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, on 25 October 1874, the eldest child of George Robinson (d. 1907), banker, and his wife, Mary (1847–1903), daughter of William Mosley Perfect. In 1917 he assumed by royal licence the name and arms of ...