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Frend, William (1757–1841), religious writer and actuary, was born on 22 November 1757 at Canterbury, the second son of George Frend, wine merchant, alderman, and twice mayor of the city, and his wife, Catherine (d. 1763). His mother died when he was five years old, and his father married, on 25 September 1764, ...

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William Frend (1757–1841) by A. Birrell, pubd 1793 (after Sylvester Harding, 1789) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Morgan (1750–1833) by Charles Turner, pubd 1830 (after Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1818) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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D. L. Thomas

revised by Robin Pearson

Morgan, William (1750–1833), actuary, was born on 26 May 1750 at Bridgend, Glamorgan, the third of the eight children of William Morgan (1708–1772), physician of Bridgend, and his wife, Sarah, née Price (1726–1803), sister of the well-known radical and writer Richard Price (1723–1791)...

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Alexander Gordon

revised by C. A. Creffield

Smith, William (1816–1896), actuary and translator, was born in Liverpool of Scottish parents on 30 December 1816. His father died while he was an infant, and he was brought up in Edinburgh by his maternal grandfather, Robert Cumming, who, though a descendant of ...