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Crosfield, George (1785–1847), botanist and Quaker publicist, was born on 26 May 1785 at Warrington, the son of George Crosfield (1754–1820) and his wife, Ann. His parents left Warrington in 1799, leaving the fourteen-year-old Crosfield to work in a grocery business there, a chain of events which gave him remarkable self-reliance. He acted as secretary to the ...

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Rowntree, John Wilhelm (1868–1905), chocolate manufacturer and religious activist, was born on 4 September 1868 at Top House, St Mary's, York, the eldest of the six children of Joseph Rowntree (1836–1925) and his second wife, (Emma) Antoinette (1846–1924), daughter of Wilhelm Seebohm of ...

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Smith [née Whitall], Hannah [known as Mrs Pearsall Smith] (1832–1911), evangelist and religious writer, was born on 7 February 1832 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of John M. Whitall (1800–1877) and Mary Whitall, née Tatum (1803–1880). Both parents came of established ...

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Taylor, David (1715–1783), evangelist and preacher, was born on 28 April 1715 in Wymeswold, near Loughborough, the son of Joseph Taylor and his wife, Dorothy. He is said to have had a 'tolerable education' (Seymour, 1.43) and was employed in domestic service with ...