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John Langshaw Austin (1911–1960) by Ramsey & Muspratt, 1951 photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Austin, John Langshaw (1911–1960), philosopher, was born in Lancaster on 26 March 1911, the second son of the five children of Geoffrey Langshaw Austin (1884–1971), architect, and his wife, Mary Bowes-Wilson (1883–1948). After the First World War his parents moved to St Andrews...

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Bailey, David Roy Shackleton (1917–2005), classical scholar, was born on 10 December 1917 at School House, Lancaster, the youngest of the four children (three sons and one daughter) of the Revd John Henry Shackleton Bailey (1875–1956), mathematician and headmaster, and his wife, Rosamond Maud, ...

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Baxendale, Joseph (1785–1872), transport entrepreneur, was born at Lancaster on 28 September 1785, the eldest child in a family of two sons and two daughters of Josiah Baxendale (1761–1835) of Castle Hill, Lancaster, surgeon, and his wife, Mabella (1756–1829), daughter of Thomas Salisbury...

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Bellew [formerly Higgin], John Chippendall Montesquieu (1823–1874), popular preacher and public reader, was born at Lancaster on 3 August 1823. He was the only child of an infantry officer, Captain Robert Higgin (1792–1853) of the 12th regiment, who had married in ...

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(Robert) Laurence Binyon (1869–1943) by William Strang, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Binyon, (Robert) Laurence (1869–1943), poet and art historian, was born on 10 August 1869 at 1 High Street, Lancaster, the second of the nine children of Frederick Binyon (1838–1900), vicar of Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, and his wife, Mary (1839–1919), daughter of Robert Benson Dockray (1811–1871)...

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Booth, Sir Christopher Charles (1924–2012), physician, was born on 22 June 1924 at Delamere, Lancaster Avenue, Farnham, Surrey, one of five children (including a twin brother) of Lionel Barton Booth (1883–1963), mathematician and joint inventor of the telephoto lens, and his wife, Phyllis Petley, ...

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Carter, Charles (1707–1764), planter and politician in America, was born at Corotoman, Lancaster county, Virginia, the seventh of twelve children of Robert ‘King’ Carter (1663–1732), Virginia planter, merchant, and politician, and the third with his second wife, the widow Elizabeth Willis, née Landon (1683–1719)...

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Carter, Landon (1710–1778), diarist and planter in America, was born on 18 August 1710 at Corotoman, his family's country seat in Lancaster county, Virginia, the son of a very wealthy first-generation Virginian, Robert (King) Carter (1663–1732), a planter–merchant member of the king's council in ...