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Anning, Mary (1799–1847), fossil collector and dealer, was born on 21 May 1799 in a seaside house in Lyme Regis, Dorset. She and her brother Joseph (1796–1849) were the only surviving children of Richard Anning (c.1766–1810), cabinet-maker and carpenter, and his wife, ...

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Mary Anning (1799–1847) by unknown artist, before 1842 © The Natural History Museum, London

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Coltman [née Todd], Constance Mary (1889–1969), Congregational minister and the first woman to be ordained to the Christian ministry in Britain, was born in Putney, London, on 23 May 1889, the oldest of the four children of George Todd (1844–1912), headmaster and educational administrator, and ...

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Griffiths [née Rutley], Winifred (1895–1982), politician's wife and autobiographer, was born at High Street, Overton, near Basingstoke, Hampshire, on 21 May 1895, the second of four children of William George Rutley (d. 1932), a paper-mill worker and Wesleyan lay preacher, and his wife, ...

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Henderson, Roy Galbraith (1899–2000), singer and singing teacher, was born on 4 July 1899 at 12 Mansions House, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Roy Henderson, Congregational minister, and his wife, Jane Boyd, née Galbraith. His father was soon afterwards appointed principal of Paton College, Nottingham...

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Jacob, Sarah [called the Welsh Fasting Girl] (1857–1869), victim of self-starvation, was born on 12 May 1857 at Llethr-neuadd farm, Llanfihangel-ar-arth, Carmarthenshire, the third daughter of Evan Jacob (1830–1895), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Hannah, née Williams (1830–1907). She attended the national school at ...

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Lord, Thomas (1808–1908), Congregational minister, was born of poor parents at Olney, Buckinghamshire, on 22 April 1808. His father was John Lord and his mother Hannah, née Austin. Mainly self-taught, he was apprenticed to a shoemaker. His family moved to Northampton in 1816 where they joined ...

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Nicholson, Wilfred (1821–1921), paint manufacturer, was born in London on 13 September 1821, the third surviving child of Thomas Nicholson and his wife, Elizabeth, née Coulson (d. 1859). In 1810 his father had moved from co. Durham to London to find work and after various jobs joined ...

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Taylor, Theodore Cooke (1850–1952), woollen manufacturer and politician, was born at New Hall, Carlinghow, Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 August 1850, the eldest son of Joshua Taylor (1821–1879), cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Alice (d. 1860), daughter of Samuel Cooke...

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Whale, John Seldon (1896–1997), United Reformed minister and theologian, was born at Mevagissey, Cornwall, on 19 December 1896, the son of the Revd John Whale (1863–1916), who in 1901 ceased to be a hired local preacher among the Free Methodists and entered the Congregational ministry. His mother was ...