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Henry Deacon (1822–1876) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London


Deacon, Henry (1822–1876), chemist and manufacturer, was born on 30 July 1822 in London, the elder son of Henry Deacon, merchant, and his wife and cousin, Esther Deacon. The Deacons belonged to the Sandemanian church, whose most famous member, Michael Faraday, took an interest in their son. When he was fourteen ...


Wanklyn, James Alfred (1834–1906), chemist, was born at Ashton under Lyne on 18 February 1834, son of Thomas Wanklyn and his wife, Ann (née Dakeyne), members of the Moravian Brethren. He was educated at the Moravian school of Fairfield, served an apprenticeship to ...


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Weldon, Walter (1832–1885), chemist, was born on 31 October 1832 at Loughborough, the eldest son of Reuben Weldon, manufacturer, and his wife, Esther Fowke. He was employed for some years in his father's business, and on 14 March 1854 at Wirksworth, Derbyshire, he married ...