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Sprigg, Sir (John) Gordonlocked

(1830–1913)
  • E. A. Walker
  • , revised by Lynn Milne

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Sprigg, Sir (John) Gordon (1830–1913), politician in Cape Colony, was born at Ipswich, Suffolk, on 27 April 1830, the second son of the Revd James Sprigg, Baptist minister, and his wife, Maria Gardiner. After some schooling then employment in local insurance and shipbuilders' offices, he became in 1846 a parliamentary shorthand writer. In 1858 he travelled to the ...

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