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Curtis, Samuel (1779–1860), nurseryman and magazine editor, was born at Alton, Hampshire, on 29 August 1779, the son of James Curtis and his wife, Sarah, who were Quakers. In 1800 he acquired Walworth nursery which he held until about 1825. In 1801 he married ...


Jones, (Sarah) Rhiannon Davies (1921–2014), Welsh historical novelist, was born on 4 November 1921 at Meirion House, Llanbedr, Merioneth, the second daughter of the Revd Hugh Davies Jones (1872–1924), Baptist minister, and his wife Laura, née Owen (1887–1977...