1-20 of 76 results  for:

  • political organizers x
  • Christianity x
Clear all

Article

Allan, Thomas (fl. 1800–1840), lawyer and political adviser to the Wesleyan Methodists, was one of the most important laymen of his generation, but his biographical details remain unknown. When in 1799–1800 parliamentary attempts were made to exclude itinerant preaching and Sunday schools from the protection of the ...

Article

Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India, was appointed to the Madras army as a cadet of native infantry in 1782, arrived at Madras in June 1783, and in 1784 served with the force employed under Colonel Fullarton in the campaign against the ...

Article

Blain, Sir Herbert Edwin (1870–1942), safety campaigner and political agent, was born at 341 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, on 14 May 1870, the son of Arbuthnot Harrisson Blain (1830/31–1912), a chemist and druggist, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Stalker. He attended the Liverpool Technical School...

Article

Bonham, Francis Robert (1785–1863), political party agent, was born in London on 6 September 1785, he and an older sister Susan being the only surviving children (two sons and a daughter having died in infancy) of Francis Warren Bonham, landowner of Ballintaggart, co. Kildare...

Article

Boraston, Sir John (1851–1920), political organizer, was born at 163 Hockley Hill, Birmingham, on 24 June 1851, son of John Boraston, a tea merchant from a Worcestershire family, and his wife, Elizabeth Palmer. He trained as a solicitor and took an early interest in politics. Aged only twenty-three he acted as Liberal agent for ...

Article

Bruce, Robert (d. 1602), political agent and spy, was 'the son of a poor gentleman and a merchant's daughter' (CSP Scot., 1597–1603, 609), and a brother of the laird of Bynnie. He acted for some time as secretary to ...

Article

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born on 16 May 1805 in Montrose. James Burnes (1801–1862)...

Article

Burrows, Herbert (1845–1922), socialist organizer, was born on 12 June 1845 in Redgrave, Suffolk, the son of Amos Burrows, tailor and Chartist leader, and his wife, Ann, formerly Thompson, a dressmaker. He educated himself using Cassell's shilling handbooks, and became a pupil teacher at the age of thirteen. He then became an ...

Image

William Carstares (1649–1715) by William Aikman, c. 1712 courtesy of the University of Edinburgh's Collections

Article

Carstares [Carstairs], William (1649–1715), Church of Scotland minister and political adviser, was born on 11 February 1649 at Cathcart, near Glasgow, the eldest child of John Carstairs (1623–1686), the parish minister, and his wife, Janet (1625–1685), daughter of William Mure of Glanderston.

Article

Chitnis, Pratap Chidamber, Baron Chitnis (1936–2013), political organizer and charity director, was born Pertab Chidamber Chitnis on 1 May 1936 at the Welbeck Hospital, 27 Welbeck Street, St Marylebone, London, the son of Chidamber Narayan Chitnis (1904–1975), medical practitioner, and his wife, Lucia (Harabandini), ...

Article

Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, was born on 3 December 1756 at Elm Park, co. Armagh, the third son in the family of four sons and five daughters of Maxwell Close (...

Article

Coote, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1642), soldier and political administrator, was the elder of the two sons of Sir Nicholas Coote and his second wife, Eleanor Stanhope. Sir Nicholas had been a retainer of the duke of Norfolk, in whose cause he struck the attorney-general, for which he was fined ...

Article

Albert Nicholson

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Coppock, James (1798–1857), election agent, was born at Stockport on 2 September 1798, the eldest son of William Coppock, a mercer of that town. He was educated at the school of the Revd Mr Higginson, Unitarian minister of Stockport. After serving an apprenticeship in his father's business, he was placed as a clerk with a wholesale haberdasher in ...

Image

Sir John Cowan, baronet (1814–1900) by unknown engraver, pubd 1894 (after Thomas Fall) © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Cowan, Sir John, baronet (1814–1900), paper manufacturer and political organizer, was born at 5 St John's Street, Edinburgh, on 7 May 1814, one of the eight children to reach maturity of Alexander Cowan (d. 1859), also a paper manufacturer, of Edinburgh and ...

Image

William Dickinson (bap. 1756, d. 1822) by William Holl, pubd 1801 (after William P. Sherlock) © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822), antiquary and political manager, was baptized William Dickinson Rastall at St Mary's, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 15 June 1756, the only son of the Revd Dr William Rastall (1724–1788) and his wife, Mary Allgood of Branton, Northumberland. His father, who in 1774 became vicar-general of the chapter of ...

Article

Dicsone [Dickson], Alexander (bap. 1558, d. 1603/4), philosophical writer and political agent, was baptized at Kirkton, Errol, Scotland, in December 1558, as the son of Alexander Dickson and Margaret Hay. He was educated at St Leonard's College, St Andrews (graduating 1577). He may have spent part of the next few years on the continent (perhaps in ...

Image

Sir Henry Marion Durand (1812–1871) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London