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See Craven, Sir William

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Ellerton, Edward (1771–1851), educational philanthropist, son of Richard Ellerton of Downholm, Yorkshire, was born on 30 January 1771. He attended Richmond School and matriculated at University College, Oxford, in 1787, graduating BA in 1792 and MA in 1795. He was curate of North Cerney, Gloucestershire...

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Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of a tenant farmer on the Clapton Manor estate (d. 1738/9) previously identified as J. or James Fox...

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William Fox (1736–1826) by Samuel Freeman, pubd 1827 © reserved

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Guy, Thomas (1644/5?–1724), philanthropist and founder of Guy's Hospital, the eldest of three children of Thomas Guy (d. 1652×4), lighterman, coalmonger, and carpenter, and his wife, Anne Vaughton of Tamworth, Staffordshire, was born in London in Pritchard's Alley, Fair Street, Horsleydown, Southwark...

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See Petre family

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See Puckering, Sir John

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Smith, Henry [nicknamed Dog Smith] (1549–1628), benefactor, was born in Wandsworth, Surrey, in May 1549. His father, according to a later genealogy, was Walter Smith of Gloucestershire, first cousin of the courtier and landowner Sir Thomas Smith of Campden in the same county; his mother was the daughter of ...

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Fanny Talbot (1824–1917) by unknown photographer © National Trust Images

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Talbot [née Browne], Fanny (1824–1917), philanthropist, was born on 28 March 1824 in Bridgwater, Somerset, the third daughter of John Browne (b. 1797/8), merchant, and his wife, Mary Anne, née Pine (b. 1795/6). She had two elder sisters, Sophia Jane (...

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Tuke, William (1732–1822), philanthropist and founder of the York Retreat, was born in York on 24 March 1732, the son of Samuel Tuke (1703–1748), stuff weaver and hosier, and his wife, Ann (d. 1755), daughter of John Ward of Dronfield, Derbyshire. The ...