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Bannister [née Stourton], Sarah Jane (1858–1942), educationist and local politician, was born on 5 August 1858 at Norton St Philip, Somerset, the daughter of John Stourton, a journeyman mason, and his wife, Harriet, née Moon. In 1879, after completing a course of teacher training at ...

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Freda Künzlen Corbet (1900–1993) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Corbet [other married name Campbell], Freda Künzlen (1900–1993), teacher and politician, was born at 67 Trinity Road, Tooting, London, on 15 November 1900, the eldest of the three children of Adolf Frederic Hermann Künzlen, a commercial clerk and later an insurance agent, and his wife, ...

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Fitzthedmar [Thedmar], Arnold (1201–1274/5), alderman of London and chronicler, was born in London at 9.00 a.m. on 9 August 1201, according to his own brief autobiography. His father was Thedmar, a native of Bremen, while his mother, Juliana, was the daughter of Arnold von Grevingge...

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Harrington, Illtyd (1931–2015), teacher and local politician, was born on 14 July 1931 at 34 Greenfield Terrace, Penybryn, Merthyr Tydfil, one of three children of Timothy (Tim) Harrington (1898–1973), stonemason’s labourer, and his wife, Sarah (Sally), née Burchell (1904–1973). His father was a Communist, who, under cover of night, went off to fight for a year against ...

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John Hooker (c. 1527–1601) by unknown artist, 1601 Exeter City Museums & Art Gallery

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Hooker [Vowell], John (c. 1527–1601), antiquary and civic administrator, was born at Bourbridge Hall, Exeter, the second son of Robert Vowell or Hooker of Exeter (b. in or before 1466, d. 1537) and his third wife, Agnes Doble (1502?–1537) of Woodbridge, Suffolk...

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Lunn, Sir George (1861–1939), local politician and educational administrator, was born at 121 Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 26 November 1861, the son of John Ramsay Lunn, bricklayer, and later contractor, and his wife, Jane, née Hindmarch. He was educated at the ...

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Mainwaring, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1623–1689), antiquary and local politician, was born in Cheshire on 7 April 1623, the third, and oldest surviving, son of Philip Mainwaring (1589?–1647) of Baddiley and Over Peover and his wife, Ellen (d. 1656), daughter of Edward Minishull...

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Morrell [née Galleway], Frances Main (1937–2010), schoolteacher, political adviser, and local government politician, was born on 28 December 1937 at 16 Penley Grove Street, York, the daughter of Frank Galleway (1906–1970), a labourer at the Rowntree's confectionery factory in the city, and his wife, ...

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John Nixon (bap. 1589, d. 1662) attrib. John Taylor, 1658 Oxford City Council

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Nixon, John (bap. 1589, d. 1662), civic leader and school founder, was baptized in February 1589 ('the Wednesday before Shrovetide') in St Giles's Church, Bletchingdon, Oxfordshire. He was apparently the eldest son of William Nixon who in October 1586 had married ...

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Phillips, Sir Thomas (1801–1867), local politician and writer on education, was born at Llanelli, Brecknockshire, the eldest son of Thomas Phillips and his wife, Ann, eldest daughter of Benjamin James of Llangattock, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire. He was articled to a solicitor in Newport, Thomas Prothero...

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Simey [née Todd], Margaret Bayne, Lady Simey (1906–2004), social scientist and local politician, was born on 4 January 1906 at Stepps, Cadder, Glasgow, the only daughter in the family of three children of John Aiton Todd, solicitor and educationist, and his wife, ...

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Studd, Sir (John Edward) Kynaston, first baronet (1858–1944), local politician and college head, was born on 26 July 1858 at Netheravon, Wiltshire, the eldest in the family of six sons and one daughter of Edward Studd (1819–1877) of Tidworth House, Marlborough, Wiltshire, an indigo planter in ...