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Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player  

Thomas Seccombe

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Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player and propagandist for slave owners, was born in Belfast, the son of Alexander Macdonnell (d. 21 April 1843), a Belfast physician. He was intended for a career in commerce, and carried on an extensive business at Demerara...


Mummery, Albert Frederick (1855–1895), political economist and mountaineer  

Peter H. Hansen

Mummery, Albert Frederick (1855–1895), political economist and mountaineer, was born on 10 September 1855 at 4 Laureston Place, Dover, the son of William Rigden Mummery, a tanner, and his wife, Esther Ann Gange. The family had moved from Deal to Dover around 1850, on acquiring the tannery at nearby ...