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Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist, was born on 9 December 1919 at Top Pentre, Llanegryn, Merioneth, the youngest of eleven children of Richard Evans, motor driver, later quarryman, and his wife Charlotte, née Pugh. His Christian name was given on his birth certificate as ...
Haslam (née Heywood), Mary (1851–1922), welfare worker, philanthropist, and suffrage campaigner, was born at Newport Terrace, Bolton, Lancashire, on 11 August 1851, the second child and only daughter of Robert Heywood (1786–1868), cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née...
Porter, Sir Robert Wilson (1923–2014), politician and judge, was born at 97 Creggan Road, Derry, on 23 December 1923, the youngest of eleven children of Joseph Wilson Porter, joiner, and his wife, Letitia Mary, née Wasson. Affectionately nicknamed ‘Beezer’ or ‘...
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Rennie, George (1802–1860), sculptor and politician, was born at Phantassie, East Lothian (Haddingtonshire), the son of George Rennie (1749–1828), agriculturist, and nephew of John Rennie (1761–1821) the engineer. After studying sculpture in Rome, Rennie returned to England in 1828 and in the same year carved his most well-known work, ...