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Armfield, Maxwell Ashby (1881–1972), artist and writer, was born at Ringwood, Hampshire, on 5 October 1881, the eldest of the three children of Joseph John Armfield, a milling engineer, and his wife, Margaret Maxwell, a lineal descendant of the earls of Nithsdale. The ...

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Armstrong, Thomas (1832–1911), artist and applied arts administrator, was born at Fallowfield, Manchester, on 19 October 1832, the eldest son of Thomas Armstrong and his wife, Sarah. Educated at a private school at Tarvin, near Chester, he initially began work in his family's cotton business in ...

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Baker, Laurence Wilfred [Laurie] (1917–2007), architect in India, was born on 2 March 1917 at 6 Kings Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the third son and youngest of four children of Charles Frederick Baker, a clerk at the local gasworks, and later chief accountant of ...

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Bastin, (Alfred) Harold (1875–1962), entomologist and photographer, was born at 48 Lower Union Street, Torquay, on 7 July 1875, the son of Richard Bastin (1849–1917), an ironmonger, and his wife, Priscilla Barter (1850–1933), originally from Reading. He had a Quaker upbringing and the family (of two sons and two daughters) moved between ...

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R. E. Graves

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Binyon, Edward (1827–1876), landscape painter, was born in Manchester on 5 May 1827, the son of Edward Binyon (1792–1852), a linen draper, and his first wife, Maria Feltham (1799–1830). His parents were Quakers. He painted in oils and watercolours and exhibited nine paintings, mainly of ...

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Darbyshire, Alfred (1839–1908), architect, was born on 20 June 1839 at 8 Peru Street, Salford, Lancashire, the son of William Darbyshire, manager of a dyeworks, and his wife, Mary Bancroft. He was a nephew of George Bradshaw, originator of the railway guide. Of an old Quaker family, he went to Quaker schools, first that of ...

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Day, Lewis Foreman (1845–1910), decorative artist and industrial designer, was born at Peckham Rye, Surrey, on 29 January 1845, the son of Samuel Hulme Day, wine merchant in the City of London, of an old Quaker family of Essex, which claimed descent from ...

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L. H. Cust

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Dudley, Howard (1820–1864), wood-engraver and illustrator, born in Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London, was the only son of George Dudley (d. 1827) of Tipperary and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel Cove, coal merchant, of Salisbury Square. His parents were Quakers but his nurse surreptitiously arranged for his baptism in ...

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Eurich, Richard Ernst (1903–1992), painter, was born at 7 Lindum Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, on 14 March 1903, the second child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Frederick William Eurich, bacteriologist, and his wife, Margaret Gwendolyn, née Carter-Squire. His father was a celebrated research bacteriologist for the ...

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Foord, Joseph (1714–1788), land surveyor and hydraulic engineer, was born on 13 July 1714 at Fadmoor, near Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire, the third of the four children of Matthew Foord (bap. 1682, d. 1744), Quaker farmer and land agent of the Duncombe Park...

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Foster, (Myles) Birket (1825–1899), painter and illustrator, was born at 2 Rosella Place, North Shields, Northumberland, on 4 February 1825, fifth son of Myles Birket Foster (1785–1861) and his wife, Ann (1790–1884), daughter of Joseph King of Newcastle upon Tyne. Both parents came from prosperous north country families, staunch adherents of the ...

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Frith, Francis (1822–1898), photographer and businessman, was born on 7 October 1822 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the only son and the second among the three children of Francis Frith (1790–1871), cooper of Chesterfield, and his wife, Alice (1789?–1863). Born into a Quaker family, Frith's...

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Edmund Fry (1757–1835) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. R. Tedder

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Fry, Edmund (1757–1835), typefounder, was born in Small Street, Bristol, on 2 February 1757, the second of the three sons of Joseph Fry (1728–1787), chocolate manufacturer and typefounder, and his wife, Anna, née Portsmouth (1719/20–1803), daughter of Henry Portsmouth MD of Basingstoke, Hampshire...