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Ambrose, Isaac (bap. 1604, d. 1664), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister, and author, was baptized on 29 May 1604 at Ormskirk, Lancashire, the son of the vicar, Richard Ambrose (d. 1613), and his wife, Marie. He entered Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Baines, Sir George Grenfell- (1908–2003), architect and town planner, was born George Grenfell Baines on 30 April 1908 at 11 Cecilia Street, Preston, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Charles Baines (1882–1950), railway clerk, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née...

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Bell, Robert Charles (1806–1872), engraver and draughtsman, was born in Edinburgh on 15 September 1806. At an early age he was articled to John Beugo, a friend of Robert Burns, and while in his studio he also attended the classes at the Trustees' Academy...

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Bithell, Jethro (1878–1962), German scholar, was born on 29 January 1878 at Birchall Farm, Hindley, near Wigan, Lancashire, the son of John Bithell, a collier, and his wife, Harriet, née Cubbin. He was educated at Wigan Mining School and was originally intended for a career in business. However, he attended ...

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Blackburn, William (1750–1790), surveyor and architect, was born in Southwark, the son of a tradesman of St John's Horsleydown, probably the John Blackburn who on 15 November 1749 married Eleanor Howell of that parish. His mother, said to be a native of Spain...

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Burrell [née Luker; other married name Moore], Louisa Harriet (Louie) (1873–1971), artist, was born at 15 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington, London, on 28 April 1873, the fifth of seven surviving children of William Luker (1828–1905) and his wife, ...

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Cobban, Sir James Macdonald (1910–1999), schoolteacher, was born on 14 September 1910 at Greenside in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, the second son and last of the five children of Alexander Macdonald Cobban (1864–1956), surveyor for Scunthorpe, and his wife, Kate Helen Rowbottom (1875–1958). His middle name, ...

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Coddington, Sir William, baronet (1830–1918), cotton spinner and manufacturer, was born on 12 December 1830 at Salford, Lancashire, the eldest son of William Dudley Coddington (1799–1867), a Manchester merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Hopwood, a Blackburn cotton spinner and manufacturer....

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Dodsworth, Roger (bap. 1585, d. 1654), antiquary, was born at Newton Grange, Oswaldkirk, near Helmsley in Yorkshire, the son of Matthew Dodsworth, the registrar of York Minster, and Elizabeth Sandwith, daughter of Ralph Sandwith of Newton Grange, and baptized on 24 April 1585 according to ...

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Douglas, James (1753–1819), antiquary and geologist, third and youngest son of John Douglas (d. 1762), innkeeper of the Hercules Pillars in Hyde Park Road, and Mary Gardiner (d. 1766), was born in London on 7 January 1753. Of nine siblings only the three boys survived. After the deaths of his parents he was brought up by his elder brother ...