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Creswell, Frederic Hugh Page (1866–1948), politician in South Africa and mining engineer, was born on 13 November 1866 in Gibraltar, the youngest of the thirteen children of Edmund Creswell (d. 1877), then deputy postmaster-general of Gibraltar, and his wife, Mary Fraser of ...

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Davies, Stephen Owen (1886–1972), miners' leader and politician, was born at 39 John Street, Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, probably on 9 November 1886, the fourth of six children of Thomas Davies, miner and union organizer, and his wife, Esther. However, there is some uncertainty over the exact date of his birth....

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Layden, Sir John [Jack] (1926–1996), miner and local politician, was born at 7 Millicent Square, Maltby, Rotherham, Yorkshire, on 16 January 1926, the second of three sons of Thomas Henry Layden, miner, of Maltby, and his wife, Annie, née Peach. Jack, as he was always known, received his elementary education at ...

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Mason, Roy, Baron Mason of Barnsley (1924–2015), miner and politician, was born at 1 Jubilee Terrace, Midland Road, Royston, near Barnsley, on 18 April 1924, the son of Joseph Mason, coalminer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née McDonald.

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Smyth, Robert Brough (1830–1889), civil servant and mining engineer, was born on 18 February 1830 at Carville, near Wallsend, Northumberland, the son of Edward Smyth, mining engineer, and his wife, Ann, née Brough. Educated initially at Whickham, co. Durham, Smyth studied mining and geology under his father, brother, and the mining engineer ...

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Robert Brough Smyth (1830–1889) by George Gordon McCrae, 1880s by permission of the National Library of Australia R8321