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Parkin, Sir George Robert (1846–1922), educationist and imperialist, was born on 8 February 1846 on a farm near Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of the thirteen children of John Parkin, a Yorkshire farmer who emigrated in 1817, and his wife, Elizabeth McLean...

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Rhodes, Cecil John (1853–1902), imperialist, colonial politician, and mining entrepreneur, was born at Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire on 5 July 1853. He was the fifth son of Francis William Rhodes (1807–1878), vicar of that parish from 1849 to 1876, and his second wife, ...

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Wrench, Sir (John) Evelyn Leslie (1882–1966), promoter of the British empire and author, was born at Brookeborough, co. Fermanagh, Ireland, on 29 October 1882, the younger son of Frederick Stringer Wrench (1849–1926) of Killacoona, co. Dublin, an Irish land commissioner, and his wife, ...