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Booth, James (1806–1878), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1806, the first of the three children of John and Ellen Booth of Lavagh, co. Leitrim. The Booths owned a small property and belonged to the Church of Ireland community of Annaduff parish...

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Branford, Benchara Bertrand Patrick [Ben] (1867–1944), mathematician and educationist, was born on 1 June 1867 at 15 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, the fourth of five surviving children of William Catton Branford (1837–1891), veterinary surgeon, and his common-law wife, Ann Kitchen (1826–1871). His elder brother was the sociologist ...

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Carson, George Edward St Lawrence (1873–1934), mathematician and educationist, was born on 24 January 1873 at 322 Upper Parliament Street, West Derby, Liverpool, the youngest of three sons of Thomas Carson (1839/40–1890), surgeon, and his wife, Mary, née Mardon (1840–1920). His father was born and trained in ...

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Cockcroft, Sir Wilfred Halliday [Bill] (1923–1999), mathematician, educationist and university administrator, was born on 7 June 1923, at Holden House Nursing Home, Oakworth, near Keighley, Yorkshire, the only child of Wilfred Cockcroft (1879–1959), plumber, and his wife, Bessie, formerly Gaunt, née Halliday (1889–1962)...

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Gloag, James (bap. 1795, d. 1870), teacher of mathematics and educationist, was baptized on 5 October 1795 at Gretna, Dumfriesshire, the second of six children of Andrew Gloag (b. 1761), a cotton hand-loom weaver at Rigg in that parish, and his wife, ...

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Godfrey, Charles (1873–1924), mathematician and educationist, was born on 4 October 1873 at 47 Camp Hill, Aston, Warwickshire, the son of Godfrey Henry Godfrey (1839–1931), mercantile clerk, and his wife, Kathleen (1851–1937), daughter of Robert De Castley. At the age of eight he went to ...

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Jeffery, George Barker (1891–1957), mathematician and educationist, was born in Lambeth, London on 9 May 1891, the son of George Jeffery, corresponding clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth McDonald McKenzie. He was educated at Strand School, King's College, London, and Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell...

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Muir, Sir Thomas (1844–1934), mathematician and educationist, was born on 25 August 1844 in Biggar, near Lanark, Scotland, the son of George Muir, railway superintendent, and his wife, Mary Brown. The family moved away from Biggar, and he was sent to Wishaw public school...

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Williams [née Larby], Elizabeth [formerly Emily May] (1895–1986), mathematician and educationist, was born at 255 Wellington Buildings, Pimlico, London, on 29 January 1895, the second of four children of Ben Larby, a police constable, and his wife, Emily Elizabeth (née...