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Sir Percy William Bunting (1836–1911) by unknown photographer, pubd 1910 © National Portrait Gallery, London


J. E. G. de Montmorency

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Bunting, Sir Percy William (1836–1911), social reformer and journal editor, born on 1 February 1836 at Ratcliffe, near Manchester, was only son of Thomas Percival Bunting and his wife, Eliza Bealey. Bunting's father, third son of Jabez Bunting, was a solicitor in Manchester...


Campbell, John (1795–1867), Congregational minister and journal editor, only child of Alexander Campbell, surgeon, was born on 5 October 1795 at Kirriemuir, Forfarshire. He was educated at local schools then went to sea, but he deserted his ship at Fakenham, Norfolk, and walked home. He then worked as a blacksmith in ...


Edwards, (Samuel Jules) Celestine (1857?–1894), Methodist evangelist and journal editor, was born, probably on 28 December 1857, at Burns, Dominica, in the West Indies, one of ten children. His father was a sailor, who died about 1867; little is known of his mother except that she was alive in 1894. ...


Hughes, John [called Glanystwyth] (1842–1902), Wesleyan Methodist minister and editor, son of John Hughes (1815–1843), a butcher, and Jane, his wife, was born on 15 April 1842, at Cwm Magwr Isaf, in the village of Cnwch-coch, parish of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Cardiganshire. Left an orphan at an early age, he received some education at ...


Morgan, Richard Cope (1827–1908), journal editor and publisher, was born on 13 May 1827 at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, the son of James Hiley Morgan, a nonconformist printer and philanthropist, and his wife, Emily Williamson, the daughter of the Revd Richard Cope (1776–1856). Educated at the ...


John K. Walton and Alastair Wilcox

Shimmin, Hugh (1819–1879), journalist and journal editor, was born on 6 September 1819, in Castletown, Isle of Man. His father was a stonemason but very little is known about his parents.

Shimmin's life might be rendered as a Smilesian story of triumphant self-help and character, pulling the protagonist up from humble origins in defiance of all temptations. Of Manx extraction, he spent his early years in ...