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Hill, Edwin (1793–1876), civil servant and inventor of postal machinery, was born on 25 November 1793 at Birmingham, the second of the eight children of Thomas Wright Hill (1763–1851), schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Lea (1765–1842), daughter of William Lea. His elder brother was ...

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Sir Rowland Hill (1795–1879) by Maull & Polyblank, c. 1860 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hill, Sir Rowland (1795–1879), postal reformer and civil servant, was born on 3 December 1795 at 96 Blackwell Street, Kidderminster, third of the eight children of Thomas Wright Hill (1763–1851), schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Lea (1765–1842).

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Wallace, Robert (1773–1855), politician and postal reformer, was the second son of John Wallace (1712–1805) of Cessnock and Kelly in Ayrshire, and his third wife, Janet, third daughter of Robert Colquhoun of the island of St Kitts. His father was a merchant in ...