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Palmer, William [called the Rugeley Poisoner] (1824–1856), poisoner and physician, was born in August or September 1824, at The Yard, Rugeley, Staffordshire, the fourth of five sons and two daughters of Joseph Palmer (1777–1836), a rich timber merchant, and his wife, Sarah Bentley (1793–1861)...


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Pritchard, Edward William (1825–1865), surgeon and poisoner, son of Captain John White Pritchard RN, was born at Southsea, Hampshire, on 6 December 1825. He was educated in London and Paris, and apprenticed in September 1840 to Edward and Charles Scott, surgeons, in Portsmouth...


Tata [married name Lam], Mithan Ardeshir [Mithibai] (1898–1981), social reformer and barrister, was born in Maharashtra in west India, on 2 March 1898, the daughter of the social reformer Herabai Tata, and her husband, the industrialist Ardeshir Bejonji Tata...