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Coulson, Walter (1795–1860), newspaper editor and barrister, son of Thomas Coulson (1767–1845), master painter in the Royal Dockyard, Devonport, Devon, and his wife, Catherine, second daughter of Walter Borlase, surgeon, of Penzance, Cornwall, was born at Torpoint in Cornwall, on 9 April 1795. His birth was registered at ...

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Dubois, Edward (1774–1850), author, journalist, and barrister, was born in Love Lane, London, on 4 January 1774, and baptized at St Mary Woolnoth on 29 January 1774. His parents were William DuBois, a merchant originally from near Neuchâtel, and his wife, Jane. Edward Dubois...

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Edward Dubois (1774–1850), by William Ridley, 1839

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Edwards, (Allen) Clement (1869–1938), trade unionist, barrister, and journalist, was born on 7 June 1869 in Knighton, Radnorshire, the third of seven children born to George Benjamin Edwards, auctioneer, master tailor, and draper, and Sarah Ellen (née Tudge). Both parents came from farming, nonconformist, and radical families in the border areas. ...

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Frankel, William (1917–2008), barrister and newspaper editor, was born Woolf Frankel at 1A Eastman Court, Whitechapel, London, on 3 February 1917, the second of three sons of Isaac Frankel, a street trader and synagogue beadle, and his wife, Hannah (Anna), née Lacker. His parents had arrived from the Galician area of ...

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Haldane, Alexander (1800–1882), newspaper proprietor and barrister, was born in Edinburgh on 15 October 1800, the second of three sons, one of whom died young, and the fifth of nine children of James Alexander Haldane (1768–1851), pastor and religious writer, and his first wife, ...

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W. P. Courtney

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Lawrence, Frederick (1821–1867), barrister and journalist, was born at Bisham, Berkshire, the eldest son of John Lawrence, a substantial farmer at Bisham, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Jennings of Windsor. After education in a private school at St John's Wood, London...

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Pears, Sir Edwin (1835–1919), barrister, publicist, and historian, was born in York on 18 March 1835, the son of Robert Pears, a descendant of a younger branch of the Piers family of Piers Hall, Ingleton, Yorkshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Barnett. After being educated privately, he graduated from ...

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Thompson, William Marcus (1857–1907), journalist and barrister, born at Londonderry, northern Ireland, on 24 April 1857, was the second son in a family of four sons and four daughters of Moses Thompson, a customs official, and his wife, Elizabeth Smith. His family was of intensely Orange and anti-nationalist sympathies. After education at a private school, ...

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Herbert Stephen

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Venables, George Stovin (1810–1888), barrister and journalist, born on 18 June 1810 at Kirkethorpe, Yorkshire, was the second son of Richard Venables of Llysdinam Hall, Brecknockshire, archdeacon of Carmarthen and for twenty-five years chairman of the Radnorshire quarter sessions. George's mother was Sophia...