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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer, was born on 7 June 1825, at the vicarage, Longworth, Berkshire, the third but second surviving son of the Revd John Blackmore (1794–1858) and his first wife, Anne Basset Knight (1794–1825). Anne was the eldest daughter of the ...

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) by Frederick Jenkins © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coker, Frances [Fanny] (1767–1820), freed slave and domestic servant, was born on 26 August 1767 on Mountravers plantation, Nevis, in the West Indies, the first of five children of Black Polly (b. c.1752, d. in or after 1823). Her mother was probably enslaved in ...

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Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He experienced the harsh realities of slavery early in life. He saw his father receive 100 lashes and then have his ear cut off as punishment for defending his mother from the plantation overseer. His father was then sold south and was never heard from again. ...

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Kem, Joseph [Teddy] (bap. 1700, d. 1780), miser and farmer-weaver, was baptized on 14 May 1700 at Wolvey, Warwickshire, the younger son of Joseph Kem (c.1680–c.1730), butcher, and his wife, Frances (c.1680–1731). He was the great-great-grandson of ...

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Latham, Richard (1699–1767), smallholder and textile producer, was born in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, the fourth son of Thomas Latham (d. 1723), smallholder, and his wife. On 25 August 1723 Latham married Ann Barton; between 1726 and 1741 they had one son and seven daughters, one of whom died in childhood. In the same year ...

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Loveless, George (1797–1874), leader of the ‘Tolpuddle martyrs’, was born in Tolpuddle, Dorset, on 2 February 1797, the seventh of the ten surviving children of Thomas Loveless (1762–1838), a labourer, and his wife, Dinah, née Stickland (1768–1809). From boyhood he worked on local farms and became a Methodist lay preacher. He married, on 26 December 1824, ...

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Pero [known as William Jones, Pero Jones] (1752/3–1798), slave and personal servant, was said to have been twelve years old when he was bought from Joanna Jones by John Pinney on Nevis in the Leeward Islands, the West Indies, for £115 sterling...

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Pollitt, George Paton (1878–1964), chemical industrialist and farmer, was born on 23 August 1878 at Ravenswing House, Mellor, near Blackburn, Lancashire, the younger son and middle child of Joseph Seddon Pollitt, a bank manager, and his wife, Charlotte Paton. He was at school in ...

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Quicke, Sir John Godolphin (1922–2009), farmer, landowner and cheesemaker, was born on 20 April 1922 at 9 Egerton Place, Kensington, London, the elder son and eldest of three children of Noel Arthur Godolphin Quicke (1888–1943), farmer and landowner, and his wife, Constance May (1890–1971)...

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Smith [later Smith Grant] family (per. 1824–1975), distillers and farmers, owned at Glenlivet one of the best-known and most respected malt whisky distilleries in the north-east of Scotland. The earliest records of the family, originally known in English-language documents as Gow (from the Gaelic ...

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Tolpuddle Martyrs (act. 1834–c. 1845) by unknown engraver, pubd 1838 [Tolpuddle Martyrs (act. 1834–c.1845) [the five who returned from Australia in March 1838, left to right, above]: James Brine (1812–1902), "Thomas Standfield (1789–1864), John Standfield (1812–1898), and James Loveless (1808–1873); and (centre, below) George Loveless (1797–1874)] Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales

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Tolpuddle Martyrs [Dorchester Labourers, Six Men of Dorset] (act. 1834–c. 1845), agricultural labourers and trade unionists from the village of Tolpuddle in Dorset, became famous as victims of injustice, whose sentences of transportation caused a public outcry in 1834.

All six men lived and worked in ...