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Cooper, Thomas (1805–1892), Chartist and religious lecturer, was born on 20 March 1805 in Leicester, the illegitimate son of a dyer. His mother continued working as a dyer after the early death of Cooper's father, which indicates that the relationship was more than transitory. Living in ...

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Higgs, William (1824–1883), building contractor, was born on 8 April 1824 in Ferry Street, Lambeth, London, the third son of Caleb Higgs, cooper, farmer, and dairyman, of Lambeth, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Richard Nash, shipbuilder. As a child he had to help with his father's dairy herd. He was educated at a private school in ...

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Sir Isaac Pitman (1813–1897) by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope [posthumous] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pitman, Sir Isaac (1813–1897), deviser of a system of shorthand writing, was born on 4 January 1813 at 3–4 Timbrell Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the third of the eleven children of Samuel Pitman (1787–1863), manager of a weaving mill, and his wife, Maria Pitman, ...

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Josiah Charles Stamp, first Baron Stamp (1880–1941) by Lafayette, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stamp, Josiah Charles, first Baron Stamp (1880–1941), statistician and business administrator, was born at Kilburn, London, on 21 June 1880. Of the seven children of his father, Charles Stamp (1852–1935), he was the third but eldest son to survive infancy; (Laurence) Dudley Stamp...

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William Ward (1769–1823) by Henry Hoppner Meyer, pubd 1821 (after John Jackson) [baptizing a Hindu in the Ganges at Serampore] in a private collection; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Ward, William (1769–1823), missionary in India and journalist, born at Derby on 20 October 1769, was the son of John Ward, a carpenter and builder of that town, and grandson of Thomas Ward, a farmer at Stretton, near Burton in Staffordshire. His father died while ...

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Wilmot, Lemuel Allan (1809–1878), lawyer and politician in Canada, born on 31 January 1809 in Sunbury county, New Brunswick, was the son of William Wilmot (1780–1857), a lumberman of loyalist ancestry, and his wife, Hannah (1780–1811), the daughter of Daniel Bliss, a loyalist and member of the first ...