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William Gifford (1756–1826) by John Hoppner, c. 1800 [replica] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gifford, William (1756–1826), satirist and editor, was born in April 1756 in Ashburton, Devon, the first of the two sons of Edward Gifford (d. 1767), glazier and house painter, and his wife, Elizabeth, formerly Cain (d. 1768), the daughter of a local carpenter. ...

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Hood, Thomas [Tom] [known as Thomas Hood the younger] (1835–1874), humorist and journal editor, was born on 19 January 1835 at Lake House, Wanstead, Essex, the son of the poet and humorist Thomas Hood (1799–1845) and his wife, Jane, née Reynolds (1791–1846)...

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Seaman, Sir Owen, baronet (1861–1936), journal editor and satirist, was born on 18 September 1861 above his father's artificial-flower shop at 199 Sloane Street, Chelsea, London, the second of the three children and only son of William Mantle Seaman (1838–1893) of Suffolk, a nonconformist and a successful dressmaker and businessman, and his wife, ...