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Timothy Bennett (1676/77–1756) by James Macardell, 1752 (after G. Budd) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner, is of obscure origins; details of his birth, family, and upbringing are unknown. On 19 July 1716, at All Hallows, London Wall, he married Katherine Magitt (1673/4–1749), of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey; the parish register—which also gives his wife's name as ...

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Buxton, Edward North (1840–1924), conservationist and brewer, was born on 1 September 1840 at Upton Lane, Stratfield, Essex, the third of six sons born to Sir Edward North Buxton, second baronet (1812–1858), and his wife, Catherine, second daughter of Samuel Gurney of Upton, Essex...

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Sir James Roberts, first baronet (1848–1935) by unknown artist, 1920s © by kind permission of the Roberts Family / Kilnsey Estate

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Roberts, Sir James, first baronet (1848–1935), mill owner and benefactor, was born on 30 September 1848 at Lane Ends, Oakworth, near Haworth, Yorkshire, the ninth of the eleven children (five sons and six daughters) of James Roberts (1807–1888), wool weaver and later farmer, from ...