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Hone, William (1780–1842)  

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William Hone (1780–1842) by William Patten, in or before 1818 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher  

Philip W. Martin

Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher, was born on 3 June 1780 at Bath, the first child of William Hone (1755–1831) and his wife, Frances Maria Stawell (d. 1833).

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Rees, (Morgan) Goronwy (1909–1979), writer and university principal  

Kenneth O. Morgan

Rees, (Morgan) Goronwy (1909–1979), writer and university principal, was born on 29 November 1909 at Aberystwyth. He was the younger son and youngest of four children of the Revd Richard Jenkyn Rees (1868–1963), Calvinistic Methodist minister and graduate of both Aberystwyth and Mansfield College, Oxford...

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Roberts, Isaac (1829–1904), geologist and astronomer  

H. P. Hollis

revised by K. L. Johnson

Roberts, Isaac (1829–1904), geologist and astronomer, was born on 27 January 1829 at Groes, near Denbigh, north Wales, the son of William Roberts, a farmer. When he was only six the family moved to Liverpool, where his father became a bookkeeper. He received a Sunday school education from the local Welsh Calvinist Methodist church and retained a knowledge of the Welsh language throughout his life. In 1844 he was apprenticed for seven years to the ...