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Davies, Theophilus Harris (1834–1898), businessman and consul, was born on 4 January 1834 in Coalbournbrook, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, the second of the five children of the Revd Theophilus Davies (c.1798–1879?), a Welsh Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Ann (c.1798–1849?)...


Deane [formerly Dean], Silas (1737–1789), revolutionary politician and diplomat in America, was born on 24 December 1737 in Groton, Connecticut, to Silas Dean (d. 1760), a blacksmith, and Sarah Barker (d. 1761). Upon graduation in 1758 from Yale College, young ...


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Pritchard, George (1796–1883), missionary and diplomatist, born in Birmingham on 1 August 1796, worked from childhood with his father, a journeyman brass-founder, and showed great mechanical skill. In his youth he and his family attended the Congregational chapel in Carr's Lane, and he became a local preacher in villages around ...


George Pritchard (1796–1883) by George Baxter, pubd 1845 unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London


Strickland, Walter, appointed Lord Strickland under the protectorate (1598?–1671), politician and diplomatist, was the second son of Walter Strickland (d. 1636) of Boynton, Yorkshire, and Frances (d. 1636), daughter of Peter Wentworth of Lillingstone Lovel, Oxfordshire, and niece of Sir Francis Walsingham...