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Blackaby, Frank Thomas (1921–2000), economist and peace campaigner, was born on 25 October 1921 at Milton under Wychwood, Gloucestershire, the second child and only son of the Revd Edgar Percival Blackaby (1883–1977) and his wife, Muriel Ruth Hawkins (1884–1977). His parents, both Baptists, met in ...

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Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 20 January 1801, the eldest of the three surviving sons of John Chapman, clockmaker of that town. He received his education first at a school kept by Mr Mowbray, and then under the ...

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Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher, was born at 42 Drummond Road, Bermondsey, London, on 23 October 1902, the first son and second of the five children of Henry William Durant (1870–1913), general warehouseman and later a foreman in a grain mill, and his wife, ...

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Durbin, Evan Frank Mottram (1906–1948), economist and politician, was born at the manse, Westcroft, Bideford, Devon, on 1 March 1906, the son and last child of the Revd Frank Durbin, a Baptist minister in Devon, and his wife, Mary Louisa Mellor, the daughter of ...

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Hinds, John (1862–1928), politician and businessman, was born at Cwnin Farm, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, on 26 July 1862. He was the eldest son of William Hinds and his wife, Mary, née Jones, had four brothers and one sister, and was brought up in a Welsh-speaking environment. His father was a freehold farmer, and the family were nonconformists who worshipped at ...