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Gast, John (c. 1772–1837), trade unionist and radical, was born in Bristol, the son of Robert Gast, a seller of milk. He had at least two brothers, and at some time married Elizabeth, who outlived him, but nothing else is known of his family. Soon after finishing his apprenticeship he left ...

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Leslie, Alexander (fl. 1796–1798), radical bookseller and publisher, was born in Jedburgh, moving to Edinburgh some time before 1796. Before becoming Bookseller to the Rabble, as he liked to describe himself, he was apprenticed in Edinburgh, possibly to one Andrew Leslie, shoemaker. Leslie...

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Wilkinson, Jeannette Gaury (1841–1886), trade unionist and suffragist, was born on 19 March 1841 at 40 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, the daughter of George Henry Wilkinson, a foreman clerk in a large merchant's warehouse, and his wife Jane (née Lane). She had several brothers, one of whom was blind. ...