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Argyle, Jesse William (1859–1924), social investigator and statistician, was born at 7 Argyle Road, Mile End, London, on 4 September 1859, the elder of two sons of Jesse Smith Argyle (1834/5–1866), a grocer's travelling salesman, and his wife, Martha Annie, née Mattocks. After their father's death ...

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Bartholomew, David John (1931–2017), statistician, was born at Limpsfield, High Street, Oakley, Bedfordshire, on 6 August 1931, the elder son and eldest of three children of Albert Bartholomew (1904–1989), laundry delivery man, and his wife, Joyce, née Payne (1906–2001), an organist at ...

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Brass, William [Bill] (1921–1999), demographer and statistician, was born in Edinburgh on 5 September 1921, the only son and second of the three children of John Brass (1892–1962), engineer, and his wife, Margaret Tait, née Haig (1893–1968), dressmaker. Family circumstances were not easy: his father was gassed in the First World War and never fully recovered. Compulsory attendance at Presbyterian services during childhood had no enduring effect, although the other family commitment, to the ...

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Hulton, Louise Anne (1970–2017), social statistician, demographer, and maternal health campaigner, was born on 18 December 1970 at Buckland Hospital, Dover, the daughter of Frederick George Hulton (b. 1944), a civil engineer then serving as a captain in the Royal Engineers...