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Ablett, Noah (1883–1935), miners' leader and adult educator, was born on 4 October 1883 in Ynys-hir, near Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan, the tenth of eleven children of John Ablett, miner, and his wife, Jane, née Williams. Educated at Ferndale higher grade school, he was a boy preacher. He followed his father and elder brothers and started work in the ...

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Macnab, Henry Grey (1760–1823), educationist and mining entrepreneur, was born Henry Macnab on 4 June 1760 at Ulgham, Northumberland, fifth son of James Macnab, gardener, and his wife, Mary Atkinson. By 1771 his father was agent or steward to Sir Henry Grey, second baronet...