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Brocklehurst, John Charles (1924–2013), geriatrician  

Michael John Denham

Brocklehurst, John Charles (1924–2013), geriatrician, was born on 31 May 1924 at 23 Newsham Drive, Liverpool, the son of Harold John Stanley Brocklehurst (1895–1980), electrical engineer and businessman, and his wife, Dorothy, née Harrison (1899–1998), both Baptists, and both from Liverpool. The family moved to ...

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Chilembwe, John (c. 1870–1915)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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John Chilembwe (c. 1870–1915) by unknown photographer [with members of his family] © reserved / London Library

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Chilembwe, John (c. 1870–1915), Baptist minister and anti-colonial rebel  

Michael Twaddle

Chilembwe, John (c. 1870–1915), Baptist minister and anti-colonial rebel, was probably born at Sangano, Chiradzulu, in modern Malawi, of a Yao father (reportedly called Kaundama), and a Mang'anja or Cewa slave mother (reportedly called Nyangu). Very little is known of his early life. He acquired a basic knowledge of English from one of the earliest outposts of Scottish Presbyterian missionaries. In 1892 he became ‘cook boy’ to the recently arrived independent English missionary ...

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Clodd, Edward (1840–1930)  

Maker: Emil Otto Hoppé

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Edward Clodd (1840–1930) by Emil Otto Hoppé, c. 1909 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist  

E. S. P. Haynes

revised by J. F. M. Clark

Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist, was born at Queen Street, Margate, Kent, on 1 July 1840, the eldest child of Edward Clodd and his wife, Susan Parker. Of his six brothers and sisters four died in infancy and two did not survive childhood. His father was a ...

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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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Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher  

Mark Roodhouse

Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher, was born at 42 Drummond Road, Bermondsey, London, on 23 October 1902, the first son and second of the five children of Henry William Durant (1870–1913), general warehouseman and later a foreman in a grain mill, and his wife, ...

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Essen, Louis (1908–1997), physicist  

Alan Cook

Essen, Louis (1908–1997), physicist, was born on 6 September 1908 in Nottingham, the younger son and second of the three children of Fred Essen, bespoke bootmaker, and his wife, Ada, daughter of Fred Edson, builder and joiner. Both parents were Strict Baptists (his grandfather ...

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Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician  

Terrie M. Romano

Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician, was born in Huntingdon on 8 March 1836, the eldest child of the three sons and seven daughters of Michael Foster (1810–1880) and his wife, Mercy Cooper. Foster was the descendant of a line of nonconformist farmers in ...

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Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907)  

Maker: John Collier

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Sir Michael Foster (1836–1907) by John Collier, 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fowden, Sir Leslie (1925–2008), plant biochemist  

W. H. Brock

Fowden, Sir Leslie (1925–2008), plant biochemist, was born on 13 October 1925 at Birch Hill House, Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire, the only child of Herbert Fowden (1878–1960), an iron turner at Turner Brothers, ironfounders, and his wife, Amy Dorothy (1891–1960), a cotton minder and daughter of ...

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Haldane, John Scott (1860–1936)  

Maker: Philip A. de Laszlo

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John Scott Haldane (1860–1936) by Philip A. de Laszlo, 1933 The de László Foundation; Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Haldane, John Scott (1860–1936), physiologist  

Steve Sturdy

Haldane, John Scott (1860–1936), physiologist, was born in Edinburgh on 3 May 1860, the fourth, but third surviving, son of Robert Haldane (1805–1877), writer to the signet, of Cloanden (later called Cloan), Auchterarder, Perthshire, and his second wife, Mary Elizabeth (1825–1925), second daughter of ...

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Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928)  

Maker: Lafayette

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Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928) by Lafayette, 1906 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor  

H. C. G. Matthew

Haldane, Richard Burdon, Viscount Haldane (1856–1928), politician, educationist, and lord chancellor, was born at 17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, on 30 July 1856. He was the second son (but first surviving infancy) of Robert Haldane (1805–1877), writer to the signet and a Baptist, and his second wife, ...

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Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian  

A. P. Woolrich

Hamilton, Stanley Baines (1889–1977), civil engineer and historian, was born at 23 London Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, on 10 August 1889, the son of John Miller Hamilton, a Baptist minister, and his wife, Ellen Josephine Baines. The family moved to Darlington where Hamilton attended ...

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Harris, Thomas Lake (1823–1906), millenarian and mystic  

Timothy C. F. Stunt

Harris, Thomas Lake (1823–1906), millenarian and mystic, was born on 15 May 1823 at Fenny Stratford, Buckinghamshire, the only son of Thomas Harris, an auctioneer, and his wife, Annie (née Lake), who died when her son was only nine. In 1828 the family emigrated to ...

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Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708)  

Maker: Joseph Nutting

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Edmund Hickeringill (bap. 1631, d. 1708) by Joseph Nutting, pubd 1707 (after James Jull) © Copyright The British Museum

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Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist  

J. L. C. McNulty

Hickeringill, Edmund (bap. 1631, d. 1708), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist, was born in Aberford (near Leeds) where he was baptized on 19 September 1631. His father, Edmund Hickhorngill, the subject of a public proclamation in 1638 for absenting himself from church, was a recusant and the favoured servant of the papist ...

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Macdiarmid, Sir Allan Campbell (1880–1945), steel manufacturer  

Geoffrey Tweedale

Macdiarmid, Sir Allan Campbell (1880–1945), steel manufacturer, was born at Glasgow on 18 August 1880, the youngest son of Allan Macdiarmid, a partner in a Glasgow merchants (James Anderson & Co.), and his wife, Elizabeth, née Tulloch. Educated at Kelvinside Academy...