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Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie (1843–1920), civil servant and photographic scientist, was born at Derby on 24 July 1843, the eldest son of Edward Henry Abney (bap. 1811, d. 1892), vicar of St Alkmund's, Derby, afterwards prebendary of Lichfield, and Catharina, daughter of ...

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Ackroyd, Peter Runham (1917–2005), Old Testament scholar, was born on 15 September 1917 at 66 Stone Hill Road, Derby, the son of Jabez Robert Ackroyd, Congregational minister, and his wife, Winifred, née Brown. When the family moved to Harrow, Middlesex, he attended the county boys' school. He matriculated from ...

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Allen, Roland (1868–1947), missionary and theologian, was born at 104 Friargate, Derby, on 29 December 1868, third son in the family of five sons and two daughters of Charles Fletcher Allen (1835–1873), curate and schoolmaster, and his wife, Priscilla, née Malpas (1839–1935). Of his brothers, ...

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Allestree, Richard (b. before 1582, d. c. 1643), almanac maker and mathematician, was a younger son of William Allestree (b. before 1520, d. 1581) and his wife, Ellen. The family lived at Alvaston and Derby. Richard was an uncle of the famous royalist divine ...

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Armitage [née Bulley], Ella Sophia (1841–1931), historian and archaeologist, was born in Mason Street, West Derby, Liverpool, on 3 March 1841, the second daughter in the family of four sons and ten daughters of Samuel Marshall Bulley JP (1811–1880), a cotton broker of ...

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Bage, Charles Woolley (1751–1822), structural engineer, was probably born in Derby, the eldest of the three sons of Robert Bage (1728?–1801), proprietor of a paper manufactory and later a novelist, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Woolley. Charles was living in Shrewsbury by 1776 and in the 1780s set up as a wine merchant on ...

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Bage, Robert (1728?–1801), businessman and novelist, was born at Darley, near Derby, on 29 February 1728, according to his lifelong friend William Hutton (W. Hutton, 478), although Bage wrote to Hutton on 11 March 1800 declaring, 'This day I am 70...

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Balfour, Honor Catherine Mary (1912–2001), politician and journalist, was born on 4 August 1912 at 70 Pemberton Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the daughter of Robert Balfour, a foreign agent's managing clerk, and his wife, Sara Ellen, née Jenkins. Her father came from a family of Scottish seafarers and was unrelated to the political family bearing the same name. He served in the army during the First World War and was killed in ...

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Banks, Leslie James (1890–1952), actor, was born on 9 June 1890 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, son of George Banks, general merchant, and his wife, Emily Dalby. He won a classical scholarship at Trinity College, Glenalmond, and then went on to Keble College, Oxford...

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Barber, Mary (1911–1965), bacteriologist, was born in Derby on 3 April 1911, the third daughter of Hugh Barber, physician, and Ethel M. Howlett. She was educated at Alice Ottley School, Worcester, and the London School of Medicine for Women; she obtained the conjoint diploma in 1934 and graduated MB BS in 1936. She then became resident pathologist and A. M. Bird scholar in the pathology unit of the ...