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Allen, John Willoughby Tarleton (1904–1979), colonial administrator and Swahili scholar, was born at Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, on 14 November 1904, the second child and only son of the vicar, the Revd Roland Allen (1868–1947), writer and theologian, and his wife, Mary Beatrice, ...

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Bell, Andrew (1753–1832), Church of England clergyman and educationist, was born on 27 March 1753 in South Street, St Andrews, the second son of baillie Alexander Bell (d. 1789) and his wife, Margaret Robertson. His father, who was talented and well-educated, figured prominently in the community; by trade a wig-maker, he was also assistant at ...

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Brewer, Ebenezer Cobham (1810–1897), educationist and lexicographer, was born in Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, on 2 May 1810, the third of the eleven surviving children of John Sherren Brewer (1775/6–1848), a Norwich schoolmaster, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Kitton of ...

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Bunsen, Sir Bernard de (1907–1990), educationist, was born on 24 July 1907 at Southacre, Trumpington, near Cambridge, the second of the three children of Lothar Henry George de Bunsen (1858–1950) and his second wife, Victoria Alexandrina (1874–1953), daughter of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, ...

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Childs, William Macbride (1869–1939), educationist, was born at Carrington vicarage, Carrington, near Boston, Lincolnshire, on 3 January 1869, the only child of the Revd William Linington Childs (1821–1893), vicar of Carrington, and his second wife, Henrietta Fowles Bell (1833–1889), daughter of a local estate manager; there were a son and two daughters of the first marriage. He was educated from 1879 to 1887 at ...

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Clark, Samuel (1810–1875), educationist, the youngest of ten children of Joseph and Fanny Clark, was born at Southampton on 19 May 1810. His father, a prosperous brush and basket maker of the town, was a member of the Society of Friends. Samuel was brought up a strict Quaker. One of his earliest recollections was of being patted on the head by ...

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Clarke, Sir Fred (1880–1952), educationist, was born on 2 August 1880 at High Coggs, near Witney, Oxfordshire, the third son of the nine children of William Clarke and Annie Clarke (née Figg), a dressmaker. William Clarke worked in a variety of occupations connected with farming, and he also promoted social and educational reforms, for example as the founder of the ...

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Coleridge, Derwent (1800–1883), writer and educationist, was born on 14 September 1800 at Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, the second of the three surviving children of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) and his wife, Sara (1770–1845), daughter of Stephen Fricker of Bristol. From early childhood he showed the sturdy independence and dogged determination which characterized his life. After attending ...

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Cox, Sir Christopher William Machell (1899–1982), educationist, was born on 17 November 1899 at Hastings, Sussex, the eldest of three sons of Arthur Henry Machell Cox (1870–1947), a schoolmaster and later headmaster of Mount House School, Plymouth, and his wife, Dorothy Alice Wimbush (1876–1947)...

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Dyce, William (1806–1864), painter and educationist, the fifth of fourteen children of William Dyce (1770–1836), a lecturer in medicine at Marischal College, was born on 19 September 1806 at 48 Marischal Street, Aberdeen. His mother was Margaret, daughter of James Chalmers of Westburn...

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Fitch, Sir Joshua Girling (1824–1903), educationist, was born in Southwark, London, on 13 February 1824, the second son in a family of six sons and two daughters of Thomas Fitch (b. 1796), a clerk at Somerset House, and his wife, Sarah Tucker Hodges (...

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Hahn, Kurt Matthias Robert Martin (1886–1974), educationist, was born in Berlin on 5 June 1886, the second of four sons (there was no daughter) of Oskar Hahn, a businessman in the steel industry, and his wife, Charlotte Landau, who was of Polish origin. After secondary education at the ...

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Lyttelton, George William, fourth Baron Lyttelton and fourth Baron Westcote (1817–1876), educationist, eldest of the three sons of William Henry Lyttelton, third Baron Lyttelton of Frankley and third Baron Westcote of Ballymore (1782–1837), and his wife, Sarah Lyttelton (1787–1870), daughter of George John Spencer, ...

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Macnamara, Thomas James (1861–1931), educationist and politician, was born on 23 August 1861 at the barracks, Montreal, Canada, the son of Thomas Macnamara (d. 1899), soldier, and his wife, Elizabeth Harvey.

Following his father's posting to Exeter in 1869 Macnamara was enrolled first at the city's ...

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Marriott, Sir John Arthur Ransome (1859–1945), educationist and politician, was born at Bowdon, Cheshire, on 17 August 1859, the eldest son of Francis Marriott (1830?–1871), a solicitor in Manchester, and his wife, Elizabeth (1835?–1895), second daughter of Joseph Atkinson Ransome, surgeon to the ...

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Morris, Sir Lewis (1833–1907), poet and educationist, was born on 23 January 1833 in Spilman Street, Carmarthen, the second of the five sons of Lewis Edward William Morris (d. 1872), a prosperous solicitor, and Sophia, the daughter of John Hughes, shipowner and merchant of the same town who had made a fortune as a drysalter. His great-grandfather was ...

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Murray, John (1879–1964), educationist and politician, was born on 28 February 1879 at Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of Francis Robert Murray, fish curer, and his wife, Isabella Watt. He was educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen. In 1896 he entered the University of Aberdeen...

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Newbery, Francis Henry [Fra] (1855–1946), art educationist and painter, was born on 15 May 1855 in Membury, Devon, the second son and third of the six children of William Newbery (c.1824–1897), a shoemaker born in Stockland, Devon, and his wife, Mary Elliot (...

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Newsom, Sir John Hubert (1910–1971), educationist, was born in Glasgow on 8 June 1910, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hubert Nash Newsom and his wife, Dorothy Elliott. His brother died young. His father, having served as an army officer in ...

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Norwood, Sir Cyril (1875–1956), educationist, was born in Whalley, Lancashire, on 15 September 1875, the only child of the Revd Samuel Norwood and his second wife, Elizabeth Emma Sparkes. His father was head of the local grammar school at Whalley, but when this closed in 1880 the family moved to ...