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Baker, Philip John Noel-, Baron Noel-Baker (1889–1982), politician and Nobel prizewinner, was born Philip John Baker at Woodstock, Brondesbury Park, London, on 1 November 1889, the sixth and penultimate child of (Joseph) Allen Baker (1852–1918) and his wife, Elizabeth Balmer Moscrip. His father had moved to ...

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Barnard, Sir John (c. 1685–1764), politician, was born of Quaker parentage about 1685 at Reading, presumably in or near his maternal grandfather's estate of Play Hatch. Brought up in London, where his father was a prosperous wine merchant, and educated at a Quaker school in ...

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Bright, John (1811–1889), politician, was born at Green Bank, Rochdale, Lancashire, on 16 November 1811, the second son of Jacob Bright (1775–1851) and Martha Bright, née Wood (1788/9–1830). Jacob Bright came originally from Coventry, to where his Quaker ancestors had migrated from Wiltshire...

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Corbet [other married name Campbell], Freda Künzlen (1900–1993), teacher and politician, was born at 67 Trinity Road, Tooting, London, on 15 November 1900, the eldest of the three children of Adolf Frederic Hermann Künzlen, a commercial clerk and later an insurance agent, and his wife, ...

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Forster, William Edward (1818–1886), politician, born at Bradpole, Dorset, on 11 July 1818, was the only son of William Forster (1784–1854), Quaker philanthropist and minister, and his wife, Anna (1784–1855), daughter of Thomas Fowell Buxton, gentleman, and sister of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, ...

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Fowler, Sir Robert Nicholas, first baronet (1828–1891), banker and politician, was born at Bruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 12 September 1828, the only child of Thomas Fowler (d. 1851) and his wife, Lucy Waterhouse. His father, a well-connected member of the Society of Friends...

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Pease, Joseph Albert [Jack], first Baron Gainford (1860–1943), politician, was born at Woodlands, Darlington, on 17 January 1860, the younger son of Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease, bt (1828–1903), industrialist and banker, and his wife, Mary Fox (d. 1892). Jack Pease, as he was known, enjoyed an early life of wealth and privilege in one of ...

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Wilson, James (1805–1860), economist and politician, was born on 3 June 1805 at Hawick, Roxburghshire, the fourth son of the fifteen children of William Wilson (1764–1832), woollen manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth Richardson (d. 1815). From 1816 to 1820 he attended a Quaker school at ...