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Baines, Sir Edward (1800–1890), journalist, politician, and educationist, was born in Leeds on 28 May 1800, the second son of Edward Baines (1774–1848), editor of the Leeds Mercury, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of Matthew Talbot, a Leeds currier. Matthew Talbot Baines and ...

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Coleridge, Derwent (1800–1883), writer and educationist, was born on 14 September 1800 at Greta Hall, Keswick, Cumberland, the second of the three surviving children of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834) and his wife, Sara (1770–1845), daughter of Stephen Fricker of Bristol. From early childhood he showed the sturdy independence and dogged determination which characterized his life. After attending ...

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Derwent Coleridge (1800–1883) by unknown photographer, 1856 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Daniel, Evan (1837–1904), Church of England clergyman, educationist, and author, born at Pontypool on 4 September 1837, was the second son of Evan Daniel of Pontypool, builder and architect, and his wife, Sarah Beach. After education at the national school, Pontypool, he entered ...

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Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849) by Richard Beard, 1841 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Edgeworth, Maria (1768–1849), novelist and educationist, was born on 1 January 1768 at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, the eldest daughter and third child of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817), inventor and educationist, and his first wife, Anna Maria Elers (1743–1773). The year of her birth was long given as 1767, but the revised date has been generally accepted. Her place of birth was the home of her maternal grandfather, ...

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Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan (1858–1920), literary scholar and educationist, was born on 26 December 1858 at Coed y Pry, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth. He was the eldest of four sons of Owen Edwards, a tenant farmer, and Elizabeth (Beti), née Jones, a farmer's daughter. The family's material circumstances were poor but the home, chapel, and community environments were rich in their literary and spiritual impact. ...

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Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) by Bassano, 1916 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ellis [née Stickney], Sarah (1799–1872), writer and educationist, was born at Ridgmont, in Holderness, Yorkshire, the youngest of the five children of William Stickney (d. 1848), a Quaker farmer, and his wife, Esther, née Richardson (d. 1803). By his second wife, 'a lady from ...

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Thomas Aloysius Finlay (1848–1940) by Leo Whelan University College Dublin Collection

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Finlay, Thomas Aloysius (1848–1940), Roman Catholic priest, educationist, and author, was born at Lanesborough, co. Roscommon, on 6 July 1848. He was the son of William Finlay (1810–1864), an engineer, and his wife, Maria, née Magan (d. 1884), who had six children: three girls, all of whom became religious sisters, and three boys, one of whom, ...

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Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846–1931), poet and educationist, was born on 22 July 1846 at 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, second of the eight children of Charles Graves (1812–1899), bishop of Limerick from 1866, and his wife, Selina, eldest daughter of John Cheyne (1777–1836), physician-general to the forces in ...

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Martin, Hugh (1890–1964), ecumenical student leader and publisher, was born on 7 April 1890 in Glasgow, the son of the Revd Thomas Henry Martin, minister of the Adelaide Place Baptist Church, Glasgow, for thirty years and his wife, Clara Thorpe. His early initiation into the spirit of the ecumenical movement came in 1910 when he was a 'student observer' at the World Missionary Conference in ...

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Mavor, William Fordyce [pseuds. W. F. Martyn, Numa] (1758–1837), author and educationist, was born on 1 August 1758 at New Deer, Aberdeenshire, the elder son of John Mavor (1726–1786), farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Low (1735–1791). His family, which had numbered judges and ...

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Morris, Sir Lewis (1833–1907), poet and educationist, was born on 23 January 1833 in Spilman Street, Carmarthen, the second of the five sons of Lewis Edward William Morris (d. 1872), a prosperous solicitor, and Sophia, the daughter of John Hughes, shipowner and merchant of the same town who had made a fortune as a drysalter. His great-grandfather was ...

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Sir Lewis Morris (1833–1907) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paton, Alan Stewart (1903–1988), writer, educationist, and politician, was born on 11 January 1903 at 9 Greyling Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, the oldest of the four children, two boys and two girls, of James Paton (1872–1930), a Scottish shorthand writer who had emigrated to ...

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Scott [née Cook], Rachel Susan (1848–1905), educationist and journalist, was born on 1 February 1848 at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, the youngest of the five daughters of Revd John Cook (1807–1869), minister of St Leonards, St Andrews and later professor of ecclesiastical history, ...

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Starr, Mark (1894–1985), author and educationist, was born on 27 April 1894 in the village of Shoscombe, near Bath, in Somerset, the second son in the family of four sons and three daughters of William Starr, coalminer, and his wife, Susan (née...