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Jackson, Mason (1819–1903), wood-engraver and journalist, was born at Ovingham, Northumberland, the son of John Jackson, a husbandman, and the younger brother of the wood-engraver John Jackson (1801–1848). The elder brother, having learned his craft with Thomas Bewick, went to London and was joined about 1830 by ...

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Thorp, Joseph Peter (1873–1962), journalist and typographer, was born at 9 Widcombe Crescent, Bath, on 11 May 1873, the son of William Thorp (1823–1904), then an Anglican curate at Widcombe, Somerset, and his wife, Catherine Josephine, née Atkinson (b. 1847). His parents separated in 1875 when he was two. He was brought up by his mother as a Roman Catholic at the home, in ...