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Carlyle, Thomas (1803–1855), apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church and German scholar, was born on 17 July 1803 at King's Grange, near Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, of an old Dumfriesshire family. His father, William Carlyle (1759–1824), a lawyer, married in 1802 Margaret Heriot, widow of ...

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Farquhar, John Nicol (1861–1929), missionary and Indologist, was born on 6 April 1861 in Constitution Street, Aberdeen, the eldest of three children and only son of a local businessman, George Farquhar, and his wife, Christian Alexander. At the age of twelve he was apprenticed to an ...

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Lambert, Wilfred George (1926–2011), Assyriologist, was born on 26 February 1926 at 62 Chudleigh Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the only son and younger child of Herbert Harold Lambert (1882–1951), a railway clerk from Whitacre, Warwickshire, and his wife, Zilla (otherwise Zillah), née Allton (1886–1958)...

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Okely, Francis (1719–1794), Moravian minister and translator of mystical writings, was born at Bedford on 27 March 1719, the first child of Francis Okely (d. c.1733), wig maker, and Ann (1691–1766), the daughter of John Battison. His mother came from a respectable ...

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Rowan, Frederica Maclean (1814–1882), author and translator, was born on 22 April 1814 in the West Indies (perhaps on St Croix), the second of the two daughters of Frederick Rowan (d. 1814), brevet major in the 4th West India regiment, and his wife, ...

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Scarlett, Nathaniel (1753–1802), bookseller and translator, was born on 28 September 1753, the son of Bartholomew Scarlett and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at Kingswood School, Wiltshire, and from 1767 at Merchant Taylors' School, London. Originally apprenticed as a shipwright, he was afterwards an accountant and projected the ...