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Baker, Laurence Wilfred [Laurie] (1917–2007), architect in India, was born on 2 March 1917 at 6 Kings Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the third son and youngest of four children of Charles Frederick Baker, a clerk at the local gasworks, and later chief accountant of ...

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Fielden, John (1784–1849), industrialist and politician, was born on 17 January 1784 at home at Laneside, Todmorden, Lancashire, the third of the eight children of Joshua Fielden (1748–1811), tenant farmer and clothier, and his wife, Jennifer (Jenny) Greenwood (1749–1825). He had no formal schooling. From a very early age he worked in his father's spinning mills and accompanied him on weekly trips to ...

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Hardy [née Raven], Mary (1733–1809), diarist, was born on 12 November 1733 at Whissonsett, near Fakenham, Norfolk, the second daughter of Robert Raven (1706–1778), a grocer and maltster and later a farmer, and his wife, Mary Fox (d. 1751). She was probably educated at a school in ...

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Harrison, Agatha Mary (1885–1954), industrial welfare reformer and unofficial diplomat, was born on 23 January 1885 at Sandhurst in Berkshire, the youngest daughter of Charles Harrison, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Tilt. She was educated at Jersey Ladies' College and at ...

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Heyrick [née Coltman], Elizabeth (1769–1831), slavery abolitionist and philanthropist, was born in St Nicholas Street, Leicester, on 4 December 1769, the elder daughter and second child in a family of two girls and three boys (one of whom died young). Her parents were dissenters. Her father, ...

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Hogben, Lancelot Thomas (1895–1975), biologist, was born in Southsea, Hampshire, on 9 December 1895, the eldest of three surviving sons of Thomas Hogben and Margaret Alice Prescott. He had three elder sisters (an elder brother died in infancy). His father was a dry-salter and a Methodist who devoted himself to evangelism. His mother was the daughter of a successful building contractor in ...

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Hopwood [née Skene], D. Caroline (d. in or before 1801), autobiographer and schoolmistress, was the youngest of three children of a Scottish army lieutenant named Skene and his wife, the daughter of Dr Law of Carlisle, 'a woman of good natural abilities … a liberal education and a religious turn of mind...

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Johnson [née Garrat; other married name King], Dorothea (1732–1817), Methodist leader, was born on 4 December 1732 in Dublin, the only daughter of John Garrat (d. 1765), a Dutchman who had settled in Ireland in 1707 and established a business in ...

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Kilham [née Spurr], Hannah (1774–1832), missionary and student of African languages, born at Sheffield on 12 August 1774, was the seventh child of Peter and Hannah Spurr. Her father, a cutler by trade, was a strict Anglican, but her mother let her attend ...

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Mace, David Robert (1907–1990), Methodist minister and pioneer of the marriage guidance movement, was born at the Wesleyan manse, Rosehill Road, Montrose, on 21 June 1907, the eldest of the two children of Joseph Mace, a working-class and largely self-educated Wesleyan minister who became a significant leader in the ...

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Salter [née Brown], Ada (1866–1942), socialist and pacifist, was born on 20 July 1866 at Raunds, Northamptonshire, the second daughter of the three daughters and a son of Samuel Brown, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Ekins, both of them Wesleyan Methodists. In her late twenties she left her comfortable home to join the ...

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Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck (1778–1856) by Henry Adlard, pubd 1858 (after Fisher) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Schimmelpenninck [née Galton], Mary Anne (1778–1856), author, was born in her grandfather's house in Steel House Lane, Birmingham, on 25 November 1778, the eldest child of Samuel Galton (1753–1832), gun maker, and his wife, Lucy Barclay (1757–1817). Both parents were members of the ...

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Tanner, Frederick Arthur [Robin] (1904–1988), etcher and educationist, was born on 17 April 1904 at 5 Ryde Road, Knowle, Bristol, the third son of six children of Sydney Albert Tanner, journeyman carpenter, and Emily Annie, formerly Baker, a housemaid from Kington Langley, Wiltshire...

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Taylor, David (1715–1783), evangelist and preacher, was born on 28 April 1715 in Wymeswold, near Loughborough, the son of Joseph Taylor and his wife, Dorothy. He is said to have had a 'tolerable education' (Seymour, 1.43) and was employed in domestic service with ...

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Whitehead, John (1739/40–1804), physician and biographer, was born, apparently in Dukinfield, Cheshire, one of at least three sons of 'humble' and allegedly Methodist parents, though they appear to have belonged originally to the dissenting chapel in Dukinfield until joining the Moravians in 1738. ...