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Copinger, Walter Arthur (1847–1910), jurist and author, was born on 14 April 1847 in Clapham, the second son of Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger (1821–1866), colonel in the American army, and his wife, Mary, widow of George James, and daughter of Thomas Pearson...

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Stephen Adrian Lawrence (1974–1993) by unknown photographer Rex Features

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Lawrence, Stephen Adrian (1974–1993), murder victim, was born on 13 September 1974 at Greenwich District Hospital, the son of Neville George Lawrence (b. 1942), a jobbing tailor, builder's labourer, plasterer, and decorator, and his wife, Doreen Delcitia Graham (b. 1952), a bank clerk, part-time care assistant, office cleaner, and guide for schoolchildren with special needs. He had one younger brother and one younger sister. His parents, who had been born in ...

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Sir John Hay Athole Macdonald, Lord Kingsburgh (1836–1919) by George Fiddes Watt, 1911 in the collection of the Faculty of Advocates; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Macdonald, Sir John Hay Athole, Lord Kingsburgh (1836–1919), judge, was born at 29 Great King Street, Edinburgh on 27 December 1836, the second son of Matthew Norman Macdonald (subsequently Macdonald-Hume), writer to the signet, and his second wife, Grace, daughter of Sir John Hay, ...

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Todd, Alpheus (1821–1884), librarian and constitutional historian in Canada, the son of Henry Cooke Todd, an author, was born in London on 30 July 1821. He emigrated with his family to York, Upper Canada, in 1833, and the following year, when York was incorporated as ...

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Watson [née Wall], Edith Mary (1888–1966), suffragist and police officer, was born on 6 November 1888, in the infirmary, Hackney union workhouse, the illegitimate daughter of Martha Wall, a domestic servant. With her mother and stepfamily, Edith lived in Marylebone, helping with her mother's sweated labour, sewing buttons on shirts. She was educated at ...