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Wakefield, Daniel (1776–1846), barrister and writer on political economy, was born in the spring of 1776, in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the youngest of three children in the family of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and his wife, the writer Priscilla Wakefield (1750–1832), daughter of ...

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Wilson, Sir Geoffrey Masterman (1910–2004), barrister, diplomatist, and public servant, was born at Winterbourne, Storeton Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, on 7 April 1910, the third son and youngest child of Alexander Cowan Wilson, civil engineer, and his wife, Edith Jane, née Brayshaw. His parents were Quakers, his mother coming from a line of Quakers going back to the seventeenth century. They were deeply religious, lived frugally, and actively pursued a number of good causes. Their influence, except their austere mode of living, and the beliefs and principles of the ...