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Booth, Bartholomew (bap. 1732, d. 1785), Church of England clergyman and schoolmaster, was born at Mellor, Derbyshire, where he was baptized in the village chapel on 7 October 1732, the son of Bartholomew Booth (d. 1750), the village schoolmaster. His family appears to have belonged to a cadet branch of the ...

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Kingsford, William (1819–1898), civil engineer and historian, born on 23 December 1819 in the parish of St Lawrence Jewry, London, was the son of William Kingsford, innkeeper of Lad Lane, London, and his wife, Elizabeth. Educated at Nicholas Wanostrocht's Alfred House Academy in ...

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Schiff, Sydney Alfred [pseud. Stephen Hudson] (1868–1944), novelist, translator, and patron of the arts, was born in London, the illegitimate child of Alfred George Schiff (c.1840–1908), a stockbroker, and Caroline Mary Ann Eliza Cavell, née Scates (1842–c.1896). Caroline...

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Theal, George McCall (1837–1919), historian and civil servant, was born on 11 April 1837 at Saint John, New Brunswick, where his United Empire Loyalist forebears had settled. He was the eldest of the nine children of William Young Theal, a doctor, and his wife, ...