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Acland, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke, thirteenth baronet (1847–1926), politician and educational reformer  

Anne Ockwell

Acland, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke, thirteenth baronet (1847–1926), politician and educational reformer, was born at Holnicote, near Porlock, Somerset, on 13 October 1847, the third son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, eleventh baronet (1809–1898), and his first wife, Mary (d. 1851), daughter of ...

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Acland, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke, thirteenth baronet (1847–1926)  

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Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, eleventh baronet (1809–1898), politician and educational reformer  

A. F. Pollard

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, eleventh baronet (1809–1898), politician and educational reformer, born at Killerton, Devon, on 25 May 1809, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1787–1871), politician and philanthropist, and his wife, Lydia Elizabeth (d. 1856), only daughter of ...

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Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, eleventh baronet (1809–1898)  

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Ball, Sidney (1857–1918), socialist and educational reformer  

F. S. Lee

Ball, Sidney (1857–1918), socialist and educational reformer, was born on 20 April 1857 at Perrott House, Bridge Street, Pershore, Worcestershire, the second of seven children of Edwin Ball (d. 1867), solicitor, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1899), daughter of Owen Ffoulkes...

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Dixon, George (1820–1898)  

Maker: Henry John Whitlock

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Dixon, George (1820–1898), educational reformer and politician  

V. E. Chancellor

Dixon, George (1820–1898), educational reformer and politician, was born on 21 July 1820 at Gomersal, Yorkshire, the fourth son in the family of five sons and three daughters of Abraham Dixon (d. 1850), merchant and inventor in the woollen textile industry, of ...

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Heywood, James (1810–1897), politician, university reformer, and philanthropist  

M. C. Curthoys

Heywood, James (1810–1897), politician, university reformer, and philanthropist, was born in Everton, Liverpool, on 28 May 1810, the fifth son of Nathaniel Heywood, a partner in the Manchester bank of Benjamin Heywood & Sons, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Percival, MD FRS...

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Sargant, William Lucas (1809–1889), educational reformer and political economist  

Samuel Timmins

revised by M. C. Curthoys

Sargant, William Lucas (1809–1889), educational reformer and political economist, was born at King's Norton, Worcestershire, the son of William Sargant and his wife, Elizabeth. He was baptized at St Philip's, Birmingham on 25 January 1810. His father was a military arms manufacturer in ...

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Simon [née Potter], Shena Dorothy, Lady Simon of Wythenshawe (1883–1972), politician and educational reformer  

Brendon Jones

Simon [née Potter], Shena Dorothy, Lady Simon of Wythenshawe (1883–1972), politician and educational reformer, was born in Croydon, Surrey, on 21 October 1883, the second of nine children of John Wilson Potter (1856–1933), a shipowner of Scottish descent, and his wife, Janet Boyd, ...

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Stuart, James (1843–1913), educational reformer and politician  

H. C. G. Matthew

Stuart, James (1843–1913), educational reformer and politician, was born in Balgonie, Fife, on 2 January 1843, the eldest child of James Gordon Stuart, mill owner, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of David Booth, lexicographer, of Newburgh, Fife. He had seven brothers, three of whom died in childhood, and one sister. He was educated at ...