Duckett [formerly Jackson], Sir George, first baronet (1725–1822), naval administrator and judge, was born on 24 October 1725, probably in Yorkshire, the third but oldest surviving son of George Jackson (1687/8–1758) of Hill House, Richmond, Yorkshire, and Ellerton Abbey, Yorkshire, and Hannah...
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Reid, Thomas (1791–1825), naval surgeon and prison reformer, was born at Eglish, near Dungannon, co. Tyrone, the third of five sons of Thomas Reid, a farmer at Cadian, who was convicted in July 1798 for involvement with the United Irishmen. His parents were of Scottish Presbyterian descent and he was given a classical education by a Presbyterian minister at ...
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Vassall [later Phillips], (William) John Christopher (1924–1996), Admiralty official and spy, was born on 20 September 1924 at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, where his father, William Vassall, was a long-serving chaplain and his mother, Mabel Andrea Sellicks, was a nurse. Educated at a boarding-school at ...