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Aitken, (Adam) Jack (1921–1998), lexicographer and philologist, was born on 19 June 1921 in Edinburgh, the only son and eldest of the three children of Adam Aitken (1896–1958), miner, and his first wife, Alexandrina Sutherland (1896–1931). He was baptized into the Church of Scotland...


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Wedgwood, Hensleigh (1803–1891), philologist, was born on 22 January 1803 at Gunville, Dorset, the fourth and youngest son of Josiah Wedgwood of Maer Hall, Staffordshire, and Elizabeth Allen of Cresselly, Pembrokeshire. He was also the grandson of Josiah Wedgwood (1730–1795), master potter. Hensleigh Wedgwood...