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Chilton, William (1815–1855), printer and freethinker  

Adrian Desmond

Chilton, William (1815–1855), printer and freethinker, was baptized in the parish of St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol, on 2 July 1815, the son of William Chilton, a tin-plate worker, and Mary Ann Chilton, a dressmaker. From 1829 to 1836 he was apprenticed to a printer, ...


Holyoake, Austin (1826–1874), freethought printer and publisher  

Edward Royle

Holyoake, Austin (1826–1874), freethought printer and publisher, was born on 27 October 1826 in Birmingham into an artisan household, the seventh child and fifth son of George Holyoake (1790–1853), a printer, and Catherine Groves (1792–1867), a horn-button maker. Influenced by his older brother ...


Ilive, Jacob (bap. 1705, d. 1763), printer and religious polemicist  

James A. Herrick

Ilive, Jacob (bap. 1705, d. 1763), printer and religious polemicist, baptized at St Botolph, Aldersgate, London, on 6 July 1705, was the son of Thomas Ilive (d. 1724), a printer of Aldersgate Street, one of those 'said to be highflyers' (...


Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922), bookbinder and printer  

Alan Crawford

Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922), bookbinder and printer, was born Thomas James Sanderson on 2 December 1840 at Alnwick, Northumberland, the only son of James Sanderson (c.1813–1895), a district surveyor of taxes, and his wife, Mary Ann Rutherford How (1800–1891). James Sanderson's...


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Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922)  

Maker: Sir William Rothenstein


Thomas James Cobden- Sanderson (1840–1922) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1916 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London / private collection


Simon, Oliver Joseph (1895–1956), printer  

G. Wren Howard

revised by John Trevitt

Simon, Oliver Joseph (1895–1956), printer, was born on 29 April 1895 at Sale, Cheshire, the eldest son of Louis Simon (1861–1937), cotton merchant, and his wife, Louisa (1870–1918), sister of Sir William Rothenstein and Albert Rutherston. He was educated at Charterhouse and at a boarding-school in ...