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Freeling, Sir Francis, first baronet (1764–1836), postal administrator and book collector, was born at 24 Redcliffe Hill, Bristol, on 25 August 1764, the son of a journeyman sugar baker. Freeling began his career in the Bristol post office, where he witnessed the successful trial, in 1784, of ...


Highton, Henry (1816–1874), schoolmaster and experimenter in telegraphy, was born at Leicester on 19 January 1816, the eldest son of Henry Highton of that town. He was educated at Rugby School under Thomas Arnold, with whom he remained friendly for a number of years afterwards. He matriculated at ...


David Edward Hughes (1829/3131–1900) by unknown photographer, 1890s Heritage Images Partnership


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Hughes, David Edward (1829/31–1900), teacher and telegraph engineer, was born either on 18 June 1829 or on 16 May 1831 at Corwen, near Bala, Merioneth, or in Holborn, London, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of David Hughes...


Young, Sir Brian Walter Mark (1922–2016), educationist, broadcasting regulator, and churchman, was born on 23 August 1922 in Hatton, Ceylon, the son of Sir Mark Aitchison Young (1886–1974), a colonial civil servant who was later to be governor of Hong Kong...