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Ashley, Sir William James (1860–1927), economic historian, was born at 11 Sun Street, Bermondsey, London, on 25 February 1860. He was the eldest son of James Ashley, a journeyman hatter from Wrexham, Denbighshire, and his wife, Jane (née Short). He was educated at ...

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Ashton, Thomas Southcliffe (1889–1968), economic historian, was born at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, on 11 January 1889, the second son and third child of Thomas Ashton, manager of the local Trustee Savings Bank, and his wife, Susan Sutcliffe. From Ashton under Lyne secondary school...

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Sir John Harold Clapham (1873–1946) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clapham, Sir John Harold (1873–1946), economic historian, was born at Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, on 13 September 1873, the younger son of John Clapham, jeweller and silversmith, and his second wife, Mary Jane, daughter of John Chambers, accountant, of Manchester. There were two sons and a daughter....

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William Cunningham (1849–1919) by William Strang, 1908 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Cunningham, William (1849–1919), economic historian and Church of England clergyman, was born on 29 December 1849 at 50 Queen Street, Edinburgh, the second of three children born to James Cunningham, a lawyer, and his second wife, Elizabeth Boyle Dunlop, youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop...

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Eden, Sir Frederick Morton, second baronet (1766–1809), insurance company manager and writer on the state of the poor, was born at Ashtead, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Robert Eden (created a baronet in 1776), governor of Maryland, and grandson of Sir Robert Eden, ...

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Gibbins, Henry de Beltgens (1865–1907), economic historian, born at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, on 23 May 1865, was the eldest son of Joseph Henry Gibbins of Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of the Hon. J. de Beltgens of Stanford, Dominica...

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Hutchison, Terence Wilmot (1912–2007), philosopher and historian of economics, was born in Bournemouth on 13 August 1912, the son of Robert Langton Douglas (1864–1951), art historian, and Grace Hutchison (1870–1935). He was not aware of his father's identity until his teens. He was brought up as a Christian Scientist by his Australian mother (in his forties he was confirmed in the ...

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Knowles [née Tomn], Lilian Charlotte Anne (1870–1926), economic historian, was born on 9 October 1870 in a country residence, Rosedale, Killagorden, St Clement, near Truro in Cornwall, the eldest daughter of Philip Sandy Tom (1822–1888), a local landowner and a barrister, and his wife, ...

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Mann, Julia de Lacy (1891–1985), economic historian and college head, was born on 22 August 1891 in London, the daughter of James Saumarez Mann (b. 1851), editor and former fellow and tutor of Trinity College, Oxford, and his wife, Amy Gertrude, née...