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Lonsdale [née Yardley], Dame Kathleen (1903–1971), crystallographer and pacifist, was born Kathleen Yardley in Newbridge, Ireland, on 28 January 1903, the youngest child of Harry Frederick Yardley (d. 1923), the local postmaster, and his wife, Jessie Cameron. In 1908 Kathleen's mother, who had been brought up in ...


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Wigg, Lilly (1749–1828), botanist, was born at Smallburgh, Norfolk, on 25 December 1749, the son of a poor shoemaker in that village. He received a good village education, and was brought up to his father's trade, but moved to Great Yarmouth before he was twenty, where until 1801 he kept a small school in ...