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Aggrey, James Emman Kwegyir (1875–1927), pastor and educationist, was born at Anomabu, Gold Coast, on 18 October 1875, the son of Kodwo Kwegyir Aggrey, a gold assayer and official at the court of the Fanti chiefdom of Anomabu, and his wife, Abena Andua...

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Findlay, Joseph John (1860–1940), educationist, was born on 6 September 1860 at Wesley Place, Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire, the younger son of James Findlay, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Mary (née Hare). He was educated at Kingswood School, Bath, at Wadham College, Oxford...

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Rigg, James Harrison (1821–1909), Wesleyan Methodist minister and educationist, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 16 January 1821, the second son and third child of John Rigg (1786–1857), a Wesleyan Methodist minister there, and his second wife, Anne (b. 1797), daughter of ...

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Thomas, David (1880–1967), educationist and socialist, was born on 16 July 1880 at Quarry Cottage, Llanfechain, Montgomeryshire, the son of David Thomas, a mason and farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Jones. He was educated locally and briefly attended Oswestry grammar school before finding work in a draper's shop. In 1895 he became a pupil teacher in the ...

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Sir James Henry Yoxall (1857–1925) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Yoxall, Sir James Henry (1857–1925), educationist, was born on 15 July 1857 at Redditch, Worcestershire, the eldest son of Henry Houghton Yoxall, fishing tackle manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth Smallwood. At the age of thirteen he left what he called his small, pinched Wesleyan school in ...