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Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman  

Belinda Copson

Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1911 at Ampfield vicarage, Romsey, Hampshire, the elder son of the Revd Vere Awdry (1854–1928), clergyman, and his third wife, Lucy Louisa Bury (1878–1972), who was on the staff at ...

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Berthon, Edward Lyon (1813–1899), inventor of nautical aids and Church of England clergyman  

J. K. Laughton

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Berthon, Edward Lyon (1813–1899), inventor of nautical aids and Church of England clergyman, was born in Finsbury Square, London, on 20 February 1813, the tenth child of Peter Berthon (1772–1850), an army contractor, and his wife, Ellen Green Parke (1777–1854...

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Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer  

Andrew Lambert

Garrett, George William Littler (1852–1902), clergyman and submarine designer, was born on 4 July 1852 at 45 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, London, the third son of John Garrett (d. 1893), an Irish curate, and his wife, Georgina. The Garretts moved to Manchester in the early 1860s, and ...