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Boot [née Rowe], Florence Annie, Lady Trent (1863–1952), businesswoman and benefactor, was born at 5 Grove Place, St Helier, Jersey, on 29 July 1863, the second daughter of William Henry Rowe and his wife, Margaret Agnes, née Campbell, who conducted a flourishing business as booksellers and stationers in ...

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Willielma Campbell, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786) by Robert Scott, pubd 1804 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell [née Maxwell], Willielma, Viscountess Glenorchy (1741–1786), evangelical activist and benefactor, was the younger daughter of prosperous parents, William Maxwell (d. 1741), medical practitioner of Kirkcudbright, and his wife, Elizabeth Hairstanes (d. c.1806) of Craig. Willielma was born on 2 September 1741 after her father's death. The only other child of the marriage was her sister, ...

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Davies, Robert (1816–1905), benefactor, born at Llangefni, Anglesey, on 1 April 1816, was the second son of Richard Davies (1778–1849), a general storekeeper at Llangefni, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Owen Jones of Coed Hywel, near Llangefni. He was educated at the ...

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Hamlyn, Emma Warburton (1860–1941), benefactor, born at 4 Abbey Crescent, Torbay Road, Torquay, on 5 November 1860, was the only child of William Bussell Hamlyn (1836–1919) and his wife, Emma Gorsuch Warburton (d. 1913). She claimed descent from an old Devon family mentioned in the ...

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Thomas Jones (1870–1955) by Ivor Williams, 1939 © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Jones, Thomas (1870–1955), civil servant and benefactor, was born on 27 September 1870 in the valley town of Rhymni, a pocket of Welsh-language culture in north-west Monmouthshire. He was the first of the nine children of David Benjamin Jones (d. 1919) and his wife, ...

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Mayer, Matthew (1740–1814), Methodist preacher and promoter of the Sunday school movement, was born on 4 November 1740 at Portwood Hall estate, near Stockport, Cheshire, the son of John Mayer, yeoman farmer (d. 1775), and his wife, Hannah. Educated at a good country school, ...