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John Clare (1793–1864) by William Hilton, 1820 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Clare, John (1793–1864), poet, farm labourer, and naturalist, was born on 13 July 1793 in West Street, Helpston, Northamptonshire, the son of Parker Clare (1765–1846), a thresher and local wrestler, known as 'the lame man of Helpstone', and his wife, Ann (1757–1835)...


Kerruish, Sir (Henry) Charles (1917–2003), politician and farmer, was born on 23 July 1917 at Ballafayle, Maughold, Isle of Man, the only child of Henry Howard Kerruish (bap. 1872, d. 1938), farmer, and his wife, Clara May, née Kewin (1877–1961). Ballafayle, Kerruish's...