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Bailey, Sir George Edwin (1879–1965), electrical engineer and industrialist, was born in Loughborough on 19 October 1879, the tenth child of Thomas W. Bailey, master tailor, and his second wife, Ann Wilmot. He was educated at Loughborough grammar school, and entered the works of the ...

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Robert Bakewell (1725–1795) by John Boultbee, c. 1788–91 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jennett Humphreys

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Bakewell, Robert (1725–1795), stock breeder and farmer, was born at Dishley Grange, Dishley (otherwise Dixley), near Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 23 May 1725. His father, also a farmer, had been born at the same place and rented a farm there of 440 acres. About 1755 ...

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Biddles, James (1815–1871?), actor and theatre manager, was born at Mountsorrel, near Loughborough, the eldest of the seven sons of James Biddles, a Leicestershire farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth. James Biddles the younger married Ann Maria Phillips (d. 1843) at St Margaret's Church, Leicester...

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Blower, Samuel (d. 1701), clergyman and ejected minister, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire. Little is known of his background and family, but Blower later in life used to boast that he and his fellow nonconformist minister John Howe were both born in the same town and had attended the same school, by which he probably meant ...

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See Calvert, Charles Alexander

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Jennett Humphreys

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Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 20 January 1801, the eldest of the three surviving sons of John Chapman, clockmaker of that town. He received his education first at a school kept by Mr Mowbray, and then under the ...

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Colyer, Sir (James) Frank (1866–1954), dental surgeon and museum curator, was born on 25 September 1866 at 2 Loughborough Villas, Loughborough Road, Lambeth, London, one of the sons of James Colyer, dentist, and his wife, Rebecca Hastings, née Farrow. There is no information about ...

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Davys, George (1780–1864), bishop of Peterborough, son of John Davys of Rempstone, Nottinghamshire, and his wife, Sophia, daughter of the Revd B. Wigley of Sawley, Derbyshire, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 1 October 1780. In 1799 he entered as a sizar at ...

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John Howe (1630–1705) after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1690s © National Portrait Gallery, London