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Auld [née Christie], Susan Mary [known as Susan Denham Christie] (1915–2002), naval architect, was born on 10 January 1915 at 12 Northumberland Terrace, Tynemouth, Northumberland, the only daughter and younger child of John Denham Christie (d. 1950), naval architect and shipbuilder, and chairman of ...

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Brown, William Christopher (1928–2005), civil engineer, was born on 16 September 1928 at Beech House, Croesyceiliog, Monmouthshire, the second of two sons of William Edward Brown (1892–1965), joiner, cabinet-maker, and sometime county councillor, and his wife, Margaret Eliza, née Hughes (1891–1953), descended from a family of farmers. ...

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Clarke, Raymond Thurston (1925–2010), charity worker and public servant, was born on 15 February 1925 at 9 Richardson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the son of William Bincham Clarke (1886/7–1963), gardener and groundsman, and his wife, Mabel Elsie, née Mankelow (1893–1969). He was educated at the ...

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Cocks, (Harry Francis) Lovell (1894–1983), United Reformed minister and theologian, was born on 28 February 1894 at 4 Wesley Villas, New Windsor Street, Uxbridge, the son of Henry Edwin Cocks (1866?–1950), manager of a rope factory, and his wife, Ada Emma Bryant (1866?–1935)...

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Cocks, Michael Francis Lovell, Baron Cocks of Hartcliffe (1929–2001), politician, was born on 19 August 1929 at 3 Ashwood Terrace, Leeds, the younger son and youngest of the three children of Lovell Cocks (1894–1983), a Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Lottie Violet Mary (Dot), ...

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Daniel [née Lee], Joyce Mary (1890–1985), campaigner for birth control, was born on 10 May 1890 at Redland House, north Malvern, Worcestershire, the third of three daughters of Walter Lee, a Congregational minister, and his wife, Alice Amelia Hyrons. She was educated at ...

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Davies, Sir (Robert) Rees (1938–2005), historian, was born on 6 August 1938 at Glanddwynant, Llanfor, near Llandderfel, a village in the upper Dee valley, Merioneth, the youngest of four sons of (William) Edward Davies (1904–1967), tenant farmer, and his wife, Sarah Margaret (Maggie), ...

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Driver, Christopher Prout (1932–1997), journalist and writer on food, was born in India on 1 December 1932, the son of Arthur Herbert Driver, a Presbyterian medical missionary, and his wife, Elsie Kathleen Shepherd. When the family returned to England, Dr Driver ran Book in Hand...

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Fenn, (John) Eric (1899–1995), Presbyterian minister and broadcaster, was born at 2 Kilmore Road, Forest Hill, London, on 3 June 1899, the fourth son of (Joseph) Louis Herbert Fenn (1855/6–1935), secretary to the National Temperance League, and his wife, Jessie Mary, née Maxted (1861/2–1936)...

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Gunton, Colin Ewart (1941–2003), theologian and United Reformed minister, was born on 19 January 1941 at 32 Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, the eldest of three sons of Herbert Ewart Gunton (1907–2000), local government officer, and his wife, Mabel Priscilla, née Bradley (b...

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Sir Harold George Hillier (1905–1985) by Salmon Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Library; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hillier, Sir Harold George (1905–1985), horticulturist, was born at Culross, Romsey Road, Winchester, on 2 January 1905, the second son in a family of three sons and two daughters of Edwin Lawrence Hillier (1865–1944), nurseryman and head of the family firm, Hillier Nurseries...

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Huxtable, (William) John Fairchild (1912–1990), Congregational minister and college head, was born on 25 July 1912 at Ladysmith Villa, Plumpton Green, near Lewes, Sussex, where his father, Percy John Fairchild Huxtable (1883–1922), lately of West Moors Congregational Church, Devon, was minister. His mother, ...

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Jenkins, Daniel Thomas (1914–2002), theologian and United Reformed minister, was born on 9 June 1914 at 92 Gwladys Street, Caeracca, Dowlais, above Merthyr Tudful, Glamorgan, the eldest of the seven children of Evan Jenkins (1888–1966), a coalminer, and later brick mason, and his wife, ...

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Kaan, Frederik Hermanus [Fred] (1929–2009), Congregationalist and United Reformed minister and hymn writer, was born on 27 July 1929 in Haarlem, the Netherlands, the elder son of Hermanus Kaan and his wife, Brandina, née Prinsen. His father, an employee of the Netherlands Railways...

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Macara, Sir Alexander Wiseman [Sandy] (1932–2012), public health physician, was born at the manse in Irvine, Ayrshire, on 4 May 1932, the son of Alexander Macara (1900–1992), minister of the parish of St Inan's, and his wife, Marion Wiseman, née Mackay (1897–1972). Both his father and grandfather were ...

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Macarthur, Arthur Leitch (1913–2008), Presbyterian and United Reformed Church minister, was born on 9 December 1913 at 14 Ilford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Edwin Macarthur (1881–1929), a linotype operator for the Newcastle Chronicle and session clerk for the local Presbyterian church, and his wife, ...

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Mathias, Roland Glyn (1915–2007), poet and literary critic, was born on 4 September 1915 at Ffynnon Fawr, a farmhouse in the parish of Llanddeti and the valley of Glyn Collwn, above Tal-y-bont ar Wysg in Brecknockshire, the eldest of the three children of ...

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Nathaniel Micklem (1888–1976) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Micklem, Nathaniel (1888–1976), theologian and college head, was born at Fairlight, Willesden Lane, Brondesbury, Middlesex, on 10 April 1888, the eldest of the four sons of Nathaniel Micklem (1853–1954) QC and his wife, Ellen Ruth Curwen (1857–1952). His father, who was among the first generation of nonconformists to take degrees at ...