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Capel Lofft (1751–1824) by William Ridley, pubd 1802 (after Thomas Holloway) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Lofft, Capel (1751–1824), radical editor and writer, was born on 14 November 1751 in London, the only son of Christopher Lofft, a former private secretary to Sarah, duchess of Marlborough, and his wife, Anne Capell, who was the sister of the Shakespearian scholar ...


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Philp, Robert Kemp (1819–1882), Chartist and compiler of reference works, was born in Falmouth on 14 June 1819, the son of Henry Philp (1793–1836), a shoemaker, and his wife, Elizabeth. His grandfather, Robert Kemp Philp (1769–1850), was the Unitarian minister of Falmouth and one of the earliest supporters of ragged schools....