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Dudeney, Henry Ernest (1857–1930), compiler of mathematical puzzles, was born in Mayfield, Sussex, on 10 April 1857, the third child and second son in the family of three sons and seven daughters of Gilbert Dudeney (1825–1877), a schoolmaster in a Methodist school at ...

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Lockwood, Richard Evison [Dicky] (1867–1915), rugby player, was born at Summer Hall, Crigglestone, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 9 November 1867, the son of Benjamin Lockwood, a general labourer and groom, and his wife, Mary Evison. He made his début as a right wing three-quarter for ...

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Samuel Ryder (1858–1936) by unknown photographer, 1930 © PA Photos

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Ryder, Samuel (1858–1936), seed merchant and golf sponsor, was born on 24 March 1858 at Walton-le-Dale near Preston in Lancashire, the first son of Samuel Ryder (1823/4–1904), a gardener, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Martin (1822/3–1904), a dressmaker. He had three elder and two younger sisters and two younger brothers. He attended ...

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Walter Daniel John Tull (1888–1918) by unknown photographer, c. 1910 courtesy of Mr Philip Vasili

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Tull, Walter Daniel John (1888–1918), footballer and army officer, was born on 28 April 1888 at 57 Walton Road, Folkestone, Kent, the fifth child of Daniel Tull (c.1856–1897) and his wife, Alice Elizabeth Palmer (c.1853–1895). Daniel, a carpenter, was born in ...

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Arthur Wharton (1865–1930) by unknown photographer [detail] private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wharton, Arthur (1865–1930), sportsman, was born on 28 October 1865 at Jamestown, Accra, Gold Coast Colony, the eighth child of the Revd Henry Wharton (1819–1873) and his wife, Annie Florence Grant. Henry Wharton, born in Grenada, West Indies, was the first African-Caribbean to be ordained as a Wesleyan Methodist missionary in ...