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Cover Barker, Joseph (1806–1875)

Barker, Joseph (1806–1875)  

Maker: John Cochran

Joseph Barker (1806–1875) by John Cochran, pubd 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Joseph (1806–1875), Methodist minister and politico-religious controversialist  

Eileen Groth Lyon

Barker, Joseph (1806–1875), Methodist minister and politico-religious controversialist, was born on 11 May 1806 at Bramley, near Leeds. His ancestors, originally of Keighley, had been settled in this area for several generations as farmers and manufacturers. The identity of his parents has not been discovered, though it is known that his father was employed in woollen manufacture and served for some time in the militia, and that ...

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Cooper, Thomas (1805–1892), Chartist and religious lecturer  

Stephen Roberts

Cooper, Thomas (1805–1892), Chartist and religious lecturer, was born on 20 March 1805 in Leicester, the illegitimate son of a dyer. His mother continued working as a dyer after the early death of Cooper's father, which indicates that the relationship was more than transitory. Living in ...

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Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist  

Catherine Candy

Cousins, James Henry Sproull (1873–1956), writer and educationist, was born on 22 July 1873 at 29 Cavour Street, Belfast, the son of James Cousins (d. 1920), a sailor, and his wife, Susan Davis (d. 1915). His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists; his father retired from a sailing career to work for the ...

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Crozier, William Percival (1879–1944), journalist  

A. J. A. Morris

Crozier, William Percival (1879–1944), journalist, was born at Stanhope, co. Durham, on 1 August 1879, the youngest son of the Revd Richard Crozier, a Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Hallimond. He was educated at Manchester grammar school and at Trinity College, Oxford...

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998)  

Maker: Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive  

Anthony Howard

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive, was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, on 28 August 1913, the youngest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Jones, Arthur Creech (1891–1964)  

Maker: Bassano

Arthur Creech Jones (1891–1964) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, Arthur Creech (1891–1964), politician  

Patricia M. Pugh

Jones, Arthur Creech (1891–1964), politician, was born at 11 Arthur Street, Redfield, St George, Bristol, on 15 May 1891, the second of the three sons of Joseph Jones, journeyman lithographic printer, and his wife, Rosina Sweet. Until 1905 he attended Whitehall Boys' School...

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Lovett, William (1800–1877)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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William Lovett (1800–1877) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lovett, William (1800–1877), Chartist and radical  

David Goodway

Lovett, William (1800–1877), Chartist and radical, was born in Newlyn, Cornwall, on 8 May 1800, the son of William Lovett, captain of a small trading vessel and a native of Hull, who was drowned before Lovett's birth. His mother, Kezia (née Green) (...

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Rigby [née Rayner], Edith (1872–1950), suffragette  

Heloise Brown

Rigby [née Rayner], Edith (1872–1950), suffragette, was born on 18 October 1872 at 1 Pole Street, Preston, Lancashire, the second of seven children of Alexander Clement Rayner (1841/2–1916), surgeon, and his wife, Mary, née Pilkington Sharples (known as Polly). She was educated at ...

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Rogers, Edmund Dawson (1823–1910), journalist and spiritualist  

W. B. Owen

revised by Alan Gauld

Rogers, Edmund Dawson (1823–1910), journalist and spiritualist, was born at Holt, Norfolk, on 7 August 1823, the only surviving child of John Rogers and his wife, Sarah, née Dawson. After education at the Sir Thomas Gresham grammar school in his native town, and working for six years as chemist's apprentice and as a chemist on his own account, ...

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Salter, Alfred (1873–1945), medical practitioner and politician  

David Howell

Salter, Alfred (1873–1945), medical practitioner and politician, was born at 23 South Street, Greenwich on 16 June 1873, the son of Walter Hookway Salter and Elizabeth Jester. His father was an administrative officer with the Metropolitan Gas Company. Salter's childhood and adolescence were economically secure; his family's growing prosperity was indicated by a move to ...

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Schreiner, Olive Emilie Albertina (1855–1920), author and social theorist  

Joyce Avrech Berkman

Schreiner, Olive Emilie Albertina (1855–1920), author and social theorist, was born on 24 March 1855 at Wittebergen Wesleyan mission station, on the border of Basutoland, Cape Colony, the ninth of the twelve children of Rebecca Lyndall (1818–1903) of London and her husband, Gottlob Schreiner (1814–1876)...

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Sergeant, (Emily Frances) Adeline (1851–1904), novelist  

Charlotte Fell-Smith

revised by Katherine Mullin

Sergeant, (Emily Frances) Adeline (1851–1904), novelist, born at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, on 4 July 1851, was the second daughter of Richard Sergeant (1814–1870), a Wesleyan Methodist minister who studied with Jabez Bunting, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Thomas Hall, a Wesleyan Methodist minister. ...

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Seru Epenisa Cakobau (1817?–1883), chief of Bau and king of Fiji  

I. C. Campbell

Seru Epenisa Cakobau (1817?–1883), chief of Bau and king of Fiji, was born on the island of Bau in Fiji, a son of Tanoa Visawaqa (d. 1852) and Savusavu. His earliest known name was Seru; he later became known as Cakobau...

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Siaosi Taufa'ahau Tupou I (1797?–1893), king and unifier of modern Tonga  

I. C. Campbell

Siaosi Taufa'ahau Tupou I (1797?–1893), king and unifier of modern Tonga, is thought to have been born in 1797 on the island of Lifuka, Ha'apai, Tonga. He was a son of Tupouto'a (d. 1820) (sometime tu'i Kanokupolu or ruling chief of ...

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Soper, Donald Oliver, Baron Soper (1903–1998)  

Maker: Hans Schwarz

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Donald Oliver Soper, Baron Soper (1903–1998) by Hans Schwarz, 1987 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Soper, Donald Oliver, Baron Soper (1903–1998), Methodist minister  

Alan Wilkinson

Soper, Donald Oliver, Baron Soper (1903–1998), Methodist minister, was born on 31 January 1903 at 36 Knoll Road, Wandsworth, London, the first son and first child of the three children of Ernest Frankham Soper (1871–1962), an average adjuster in marine insurance, the son of a tailor, and his wife, ...