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Abdurahman, Abdullah (1872–1940), political leader and physician, was born on 18 December 1872 in Wellington, a country town in south-western Cape Colony, the eldest son of the nine children of Abdul Arraman (also known as Rahman), small trader and civic figure, who was a patron of ...

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Ambler, Eric Clifford (1909–1998), writer, was born on 28 June 1909 at Wellington Road, Charlton, south-east London, the eldest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of Alfred Percy Ambler (1882–1929), an advertising executive and part-time entertainer whose family had moved to ...

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John Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair

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Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician, was born on 6 December 1922 at 34 Wellington Street, Widnes, Lancashire, the son of John Ashley (d. 1927), a labourer in a chemical works, and a devout Catholic, and his wife, Isabella, ...

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Victor Robert Barclay (1911–1987) by Terry Cryer, c. 1956 © Terry Cryer; Val Wilmer Collection

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Barclay, Victor Robert [Bob] (1911–1987), musician and bandleader, was born at 45 Wellington Street, Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 10 July 1911, the elder son and eldest of three children of William Bartholomew Barclay, labourer and coalminer, and his wife, Janet Adamson, née Chrystal, factory worker. His father was of ...

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See Baxter, Richard

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Baynes, Alfred Henry (1838–1914), missionary society administrator, was born on 11 April 1838 at Wellington, Somerset, ninth son of Joseph Baynes, Baptist minister at Wellington, and Anna Day Ash, of Broadmead Baptist Chapel, Bristol. He was the younger brother of Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823–1887)...

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Baynes, Thomas Spencer (1823–1887), editor of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, was born on 24 March 1823 at Wellington, Somerset, the second son and third of thirteen children (nine sons and four daughters) of Joseph Baynes (1795–1875), for fifty years minister of Wellington's...

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Thomas Spencer Baynes (1823–1887) by Thomas Rodger courtesy of St Andrews University Library