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Fessenden [née Trenholme], Clementina (1845–1918), originator of Empire day, was born in the hamlet of Trenholme, Lower Canada, on 30 May 1845, the fourth daughter of Edward Trenholme (d. 1865), farmer and inventor, and Marion, née Ridley. Her grandparents William and Ann (Winn) Trenholme...

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Hawksley, Bourchier Francis (1851–1915), lawyer and imperialist, was born on 4 April 1851 at Barlborough, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of John Hawksley, a Church of England priest who in 1874 was commissioner to the bishop of Saskatchewan and in 1883 became an honorary canon of ...

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James Rochfort Maguire (1855–1925) by unknown engraver, pubd 1895 (after Walery) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Maguire, James Rochfort (1855–1925), company director and imperialist, was born at Kilkeedy, co. Limerick, on 4 October 1855, the second son of John Mulock Maguire, rector of Kilkeedy, and his wife, Anne Jane, née Humphreys. He was educated at Cheltenham College and at ...

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Sir George Robert Parkin (1846–1922) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Parkin, Sir George Robert (1846–1922), educationist and imperialist, was born on 8 February 1846 on a farm near Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada, the youngest of the thirteen children of John Parkin, a Yorkshire farmer who emigrated in 1817, and his wife, Elizabeth McLean...