Barlow, Joel (1754–1812), poet and diplomatist, was born on 24 March 1754 at Redding, Connecticut, the fourth child of Samuel Barlow, farmer, and his second wife, Esther Hull. For several generations the Barlow family maintained a reputation as respectable farmers in America, and ...
Michael T. Davis
Bevington [married name Guggenberger], Louisa Sarah (1845–1895), poet and anarchist, was born on 14 May 1845 in St John's Hill, Battersea, Surrey, to Louisa and Alexander Bevington. The eldest of eight children (seven of whom were girls), she was brought up a Quaker. An early enthusiasm for science was fostered by her father. Later, interested by evolutionism, she became a friend of ...
Davies, (William Thomas) Pennar (1911–1996), poet, novelist, and Welsh nationalist, was born in Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, on 12 November 1911, the eldest of four children and only son of Joseph Davies, a coalminer, and Edith Anne (née Moss), his wife. Despite the family's disadvantaged circumstances, ...
Geraint H. Jenkins
Jones, William [pseud. Gwilym Cadfan] (bap. 1726, d. 1795), poet and radical, was baptized on 18 June 1726 at Llangadfan parish church, Montgomeryshire, the youngest of three sons born to William Siôn Dafydd (1666–1758), a farmer and stagecoach guard, and his second wife, ...
revised by John Goodridge
Peacock, John Macleay (1817–1877), poet and Chartist, was born on 21 or 31 March 1817 at Kincardine, Perthshire, the seventh of eight children of William Peacock, seaman (his mother is unrecorded). While his family was young Peacock's father was lost at sea, and the struggle for existence became severe. No formal education is recorded, and ...
Maker: Sir Godfrey Kneller
Sackville, Charles, sixth earl of Dorset and first earl of Middlesex (1643–1706), poet and politician, was born on 24 January 1643, probably at Copt Hall in Essex, the second of thirteen children of Richard Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, later fifth earl of Dorset (1622–1677)...