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Albery, (Wyndham) John (1936–2013), chemist, was born on 5 April 1936 at 19 Bentinck Street, Marylebone, London, the eldest child of Michael James Albery (1910–1975), barrister, and his wife, Mary Laughton, née Isaac (1909–1993). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Amis, John Preston (1922–2013), music critic and broadcaster, was born on 17 June 1922 in a nursing home at 80 Thurlow Park Road, Dulwich, London, the younger child of James Preston Amis (1886–1980) and his wife, Florence Mary, née Weight (1890–1963). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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For this title name see entries Villiers, Christopher, first earl of Anglesey (1630); Annesley, Arthur, first earl of Anglesey (1614–1686); Annesley, Arthur, fifth earl of Anglesey (1678–1737); Annesley, Richard, sixth earl of Anglesey (1693, 1761); Paget, Henry William, ...

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Arnott, Struther (1934–2013), molecular biologist and university principal, was born at 39 Burnhead Road, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, on 25 September 1934, the son of Charles McCann, a farmer, and Christina Struthers Arnott (1900–1965), an honours graduate in chemistry and mathematics who later became a schoolteacher. He was educated at ...

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For this title name see entries Boyd, Thomas, first earl of Arran (1474) Boyd family (1300–1480); Hamilton, James, first earl of Arran (1475–1529); Hamilton, James, second earl of Arran, and duke of Châtelherault in the French nobility (1519–1575...

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Askonas, Brigitte Alice [Ita] (1923–2013), immunologist and biochemist, was born on 1 April 1923 in Vienna, the second child and only daughter of Czech parents who were Jewish converts to Catholicism, Carl Frederick (later Charles Frederick) Askonas (1893–1946) and his wife, Rose, née...

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Brigitte Alice Askonas (1923–2013) by unknown photographer, 1970s © reserved; National Institute of Medical Research

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Aston, Michael Antony [Mick] (1946–2013), geographer and archaeologist, was born on 1 July 1946 at 112 Birch Road, Oldbury, Worcestershire, the son of Harold Henry Aston, a joiner's toolmaker, and his wife, Gladys, née Bagnall. Oldbury belonged to the industrial Black Country (on the border between ...

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Michael Antony Aston (1946–2013) by Mark Thomas, 2000 Rex Features

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Ayers, Kevin Cawley (1944–2013), singer, musician, and composer, was born on 16 August 1944 at St Edward's Nursing Home in Herne Bay, Kent, the son of Rowan Gordon Ayers (1922–2008), then a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, later a BBC executive, and his wife, ...

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Bailey, Emmanuel McDonald [Mac] (1920–2013), athlete, was born on 8 December 1920 in the village of Hard Bargain, Williamsville, Trinidad. He was educated at Tranquility Boys' School in Port of Spain (of which his father, Charles McDonald Bailey, was headmaster) and Queen's Royal College for Boys...

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Emmanuel McDonald Bailey (1920–2013) by unknown photographer, 1952 ANL / Rex Features / Shutterstock

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Ball, Kenneth Daniel [Kenny] (1930–2013), trumpeter, was born at 30 Mayesbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, on 22 May 1930, the youngest of nine children of James Daniel Ball (1888–1986), printer and master bookbinder, and his wife, Ethel Louise, née Glithero (1886–1962), a dressmaker at the time of her marriage. He took up the harmonica at ten, learned the bugle while a member of the ...

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Kenneth Daniel Ball (1930–2013) by David Redfern, 1970s © Getty Images

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Banks, Iain (1954–2013), author and composer, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, on 16 February 1954, the only surviving child (he had a sister who died at six weeks) of Thomas Menzies (Tom) Banks (1918–2009), an Admiralty officer at the Rosyth naval base, and his wife, ...

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Iain Banks (1954–2013) by Mark Gerson, 1985 © Mark Gerson / Bridgeman Art Library

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Barclay, Oliver Rainsford (1919–2013), zoologist and evangelical society administrator, was born in Kobe, Japan, on 22 February 1919, the son of Joseph Gurney Barclay (1879–1976) and his second wife, Gwendoline Rose, née Watney (1885–1976). His family connections included prominent Quakers and Anglicans employed in banking and evangelical missions, notably the ...

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Barker, David James Purslove (1938–2013), physician and epidemiologist, was born at the Wilbraham Nursing Home, 3 Wilbraham Place, Chelsea, London, on 29 June 1938, the younger son and second of three children of Hugh Purslove Barker (1909–1984), an engineer and businessman (later chairman and managing director of the ...

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Baron, Dame Florence Jacqueline (1952–2013), barrister and judge, was born on 7 October 1952 in the Kingsbury Maternity Hospital, Honeypot Lane, Kingsbury, London, the daughter of Owsiej (Jose) Baron, electrical engineer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth Jane, née McLennan. At the time of her birth registration her parents lived at ...