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Fenton, Sir Geoffrey (c. 1539–1608), translator and administrator in Ireland, was one of seven children (six sons, one daughter) of Henry Fenton from Stretton-le-Steeple in Nottinghamshire and Cicely, daughter of John Beaumont of Coleorton, Leicestershire. Little is known of Fenton's early life, but, as he acknowledges in his first published work, he travelled extensively, possibly to ...

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Gilbert, (Arthur) Stuart Ahluwalia Stronge (1883–1969), Indian civil servant, translator, and literary scholar, was born on 25 October 1883 in Kelvedon Hatch, near Brentwood, Essex, the only child of Major Arthur Stronge Gilbert, retired army officer, and his wife, Melvina, née Rundiher Singh Ahluwalia...

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Morrison, John Robert (1814–1843), interpreter and colonial official, was born on 17 April 1814 in Macau, the third of eight children of the Revd Dr Robert Morrison (1782–1834), missionary and Sinologue, of Morpeth and Newcastle, and the third child of his first wife, ...