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Ames, William (1576–1633), theologian and university teacher, was born at Ipswich, the son of William Ames, merchant, and his wife, Joane Snelling, also from a Suffolk merchant family. Both of these families were substantial folk. William had one sister, Elizabeth. When the two were quite young, the parents died, and ...

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Benson, Arthur Christopher (1862–1925), poet and college head, was born on 24 April 1862 at Wellington College, the son of Edward White Benson (1829–1896), first headmaster of the college and later archbishop of Canterbury, and his wife, Mary, née Sidgwick (1841–1918). He was the brother of ...

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Bliss [née Moore], Kathleen Mary Amelia (1908–1989), religious administrator and university teacher, was born on 5 July 1908 in Fulham, London, the elder child and only daughter of Thomas Henry Moore, local government officer, and his wife, Ethel Steward. She was educated at ...

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Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher, was born on 1 November 1896 at 54A Tottenham Court Road, London, the eldest of the nine children (five sons and four daughters) of Charles Edmund Blunden (1871–1951) and his wife, Georgina Margaret (1868–1967), daughter of ...

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Browning, Oscar (1837–1923), teacher and historian, was born on 17 January 1837 at 8 Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, London, third son of William Shipton Browning (d. 1853), distiller, of Smithfield, and his wife, Mariana Margaret (1799–1889), daughter of Thomas Bridge (1772–1858), captain in the ...

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Faulkner, Charles Joseph (1833–1892), university teacher and associate of William Morris, was born in Birmingham on 6 November 1833, the second son of Benjamin Faulkner, maltster and brewer, and his wife, Ann, née Wight. He was educated at the Birmingham proprietary school and matriculated from ...

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J. T. MacGregor-Morris

revised by Graeme J. N. Gooday

Fleming, Sir (John) Ambrose (1849–1945), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born at a house named Greenfield, in Lancaster, on 29 November 1849, eldest of the seven children of James Fleming DD (d. 1879), a Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Ann...

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Gardner, Dame Helen Louise (1908–1986), literary scholar, was born at Brookfield, Dukes Avenue, Church End, Finchley, Middlesex, on 13 February 1908, the middle child and only daughter of Charles Henry Gardner (1867–1919), journalist, and his wife, Helen Mary Roadknight, née Cockman (1877–1967), daughter of ...

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W. F. Wentworth-Shields

revised by J. F. A. Mason

Gordon, Osborne (1813–1883), college tutor and Church of England clergyman, was born at Broseley, Shropshire, on 21 April 1813, the son of George Osborne Gordon (d. 1822), a wine merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth. Educated at Bridgnorth grammar school, which was then enjoying a period of success under ...

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Harrison, George Bagshawe (1894–1991), literary scholar, was born on 14 July 1894 at 6 Brunswick Place, Hove, Sussex, the fourth (and second surviving) of the five children of Dr Walter Harrison (1860–1939), dental surgeon, and his wife, Ada Louisa (b. 1861), daughter of ...

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R. F. Sharp

revised by Nicholas Salwey

Hayes, William (bap. 1708, d. 1777), composer, son of William Hayes (1685–1758), shoemaker, was baptized at St John's, Gloucester, on 26 January 1708. His name first appears among the list of choristers at Gloucester Cathedral in 1717, where it remains for the next ten years, during which time he was articled to the organist, ...

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W. A. Greenhill

revised by John D. Haigh

Ingram, James (1774–1850), Old English scholar and antiquary, son of John Ingram (1713/14–1785) and Elizabeth (1734/5–1814), his wife, was born on 21 December 1774 at Codford St Mary, near Salisbury, where his family had owned property for several generations. He was sent to ...

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Morfill, William Richard (1834–1909), Slavonic languages scholar, was born on 17 November 1834 at Maidstone, Kent, the second of the three children of William Morfill (1807–c.1870), a professional musician, and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1816–1836), née Couchman. The Morfills are thought to have been of Huguenot origin, but ...

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Morley, Henry (1822–1894), apothecary, journalist, and literary scholar, was born at 100 Hatton Garden, London, on 15 September 1822, the younger of the two sons of Henry Morley (1793–1877), a member of the Society of Apothecaries, and his wife, Anne Jane Hicks (...

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Norman, Sir Richard Oswald Chandler (1932–1993), chemist, was born on 27 April 1932 in Norbury, London, the only child of Oswald George Norman (1890–1941), bank manager, and his wife, Violet Maud, née Chandler (1901–1981). He was educated at Durston House preparatory school in ...

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Paget, Sir George Edward (1809–1892), physician, was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 22 December 1809, the seventh son of Samuel Paget and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Tolver. After private tutoring in Yarmouth he followed his elder brothers to Charterhouse School in 1824. He matriculated at ...

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Perham, Dame Margery Freda (1895–1982), writer on African affairs and university teacher, was born at 219 Walmersley Road, Bury, Lancashire, on 6 September 1895, the youngest in the family of five sons and two daughters of Frederick Perham (1854–1924), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, ...

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Pullen, Josiah (1631–1714), Church of England clergyman and university teacher, was possibly the son of John Pulleyn. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall on 15 November 1650, graduated BA on 26 May 1654, and proceeded MA in 1657. His MA was incorporated at Cambridge...

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Pusey, Edward Bouverie (1800–1882), Church of England clergyman and theologian, was the second child of Philip Pusey (1746–1828), landowner, the youngest son of Jacob Bouverie, first Viscount Folkestone, who took the name Pusey when he inherited extensive property at Pusey, a small village in ...

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Raleigh, Sir Walter Alexander (1861–1922), literary scholar and historian, was born on 5 September 1861 at 4 Highbury Quadrant, London, the fifth child and only son of Alexander Raleigh (1817–1880), then Congregational minister of Hare Court Chapel, Canonbury, London, and his wife, Mary Darling...