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Thompson Cooper

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Bourn, Thomas (1771–1832), schoolteacher and educational writer, was born in Hackney, Middlesex, on 19 April 1771, and was educated at a private school in Well Street. He became a teacher at the school of the Revd S. Palmer until 1791 when he became a teacher of writing and geography in the private girls' schools run by ...

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A. C. Bickley

revised by Caroline L. Leachman

Claridge, Richard (1649–1723), Quaker minister and schoolmaster, was born in December 1649 at Farmborough, Warwickshire, the son of William and Isabel Claridge of Farmborough, 'both sober and religious persons, of good reputation, and well to pass, as to outward circumstances' (Life and Posthumous Works...

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Corbet [other married name Campbell], Freda Künzlen (1900–1993), teacher and politician, was born at 67 Trinity Road, Tooting, London, on 15 November 1900, the eldest of the three children of Adolf Frederic Hermann Künzlen, a commercial clerk and later an insurance agent, and his wife, ...

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Freda Künzlen Corbet (1900–1993) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gough, John (1720–1791), religious writer and schoolmaster, was born on 30 December 1720 at Kendal in Westmorland, youngest of the four children of John Gough (1686–1737), a Quaker and tobacconist, and his wife, Mary Mansergh (d. 1747). On his father's side he was descended from the regicide ...

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Hall, David (1683–1756), schoolmaster and Quaker minister, was born on 22 December 1683 at Skipton in Craven, West Riding of Yorkshire, the fourth of the five children of John Hall (c.1637–1719), tailor, innkeeper, and Quaker, and his wife, Elizabeth (c...

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Hopwood [née Skene], D. Caroline (d. in or before 1801), autobiographer and schoolmistress, was the youngest of three children of a Scottish army lieutenant named Skene and his wife, the daughter of Dr Law of Carlisle, 'a woman of good natural abilities … a liberal education and a religious turn of mind' (...

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Mather, William (fl. 1657–1708), pamphleteer and schoolmaster, was born in Bedford. Nothing is known about his family, other than that his grandfather was a mayor of Hull. Appointed a surveyor of highways, Mather trained as a schoolmaster, and kept a private school in ...

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Pease, Marian Fry (1859–1954), schoolteacher, was born on 3 April 1859 at Top Hill House, Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire, the second child of Thomas Pease (d. 1884), a Quaker industrialist, and Susanna Anne Fry, his third wife. Known as May to her friends, she was one of a large family of fifteen stepbrothers and stepsisters; ...

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Serraillier, Ian Lucien (1912–1994), writer, schoolmaster, and editor of books for children, was born on 24 September 1912 at Kandar, Dawlish Road, London, the eldest son of Lucien Serraillier (1886–1919) and Mary Kirkland Rodger (1883–1940). His father was an engineering company manager of French descent who died in the 1919 influenza epidemic leaving four children under seven. ...

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Shackleton, Abraham (1696–1771), schoolmaster, was born on 27 October 1696 into a family of yeoman farmers, at Shackleton House, Harden, near Bingley, Yorkshire, the youngest of the six children of Richard Shackleton (1643–1705) and his wife, Sarah Brigg (1658–1703) of Keighley. His father, the first of the family to become a Friend, had suffered three years' imprisonment at ...

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Shackleton, Abraham (1752–1818), schoolmaster and theologian, was born on 8 December 1752 at Ballitore, co. Kildare, the eldest son of the four children of the Quaker Richard Shackleton (1726–1792) [see under Shackleton, Abraham (1696-1771)], master of Ballitore School, and his first wife, ...

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Sykes, Marjorie (1905–1995), teacher and community worker, was born in the West Riding village of Mexborough on 11 May 1905, the first of the three children of Wilfrid Sykes (d. 1940) and his wife, Amelia Maxon. Both parents were teachers: her father was the headmaster of the local school. His training had included a year's study of the natural sciences in ...

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Taylor, Christopher (1614/15–1686), religious writer and schoolmaster, was born in north Yorkshire, near the Westmorland border, possibly near Skipton, and was probably the son of Thomas Taylor, described as of Ravenstonedale, Westmorland. He matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, aged eighteen, on 22 March 1633 and graduated BA on 28 May 1636. According to ...

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Wilson, Francesca Mary (1888–1981), schoolteacher and refugee relief worker, was born into a Quaker family, at 37 Holly Avenue in Newcastle upon Tyne on 1 January 1888, the daughter of Robert Wilson (1850–1933), a hatter's furrier who owned a family concern of considerable size, and his wife, ...