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Agate, John Norman (1919–1998), geriatrician, was born on 20 February 1919 at 40 Dingwall Road, Croydon, Surrey, the son of Charlton Stanford Agate (1892–1966), wireless engineer, and his wife, Gwendoline May, née Chappell (1892–1982). He was educated at Aldenham School, Hertfordshire. Attracted to a career in medicine, as several uncles were eminent in the field, he gained an open scholarship to ...

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Barber, Anthony Perrinott Lysberg, Baron Barber (1920–2005), politician, was born at Bornholm, Northfield, Kingston upon Hull, on 4 July 1920, the youngest of three sons of John Barber (d. 1958), businessman, and his wife, Ellen Katty (Mussee) Lysberg (d. 1945). His father was managing director of a confectionery firm in ...

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Barker, John (1708–1749), physician, son of John Barker of Derbyshire, was born on 18 April 1708. He was educated at St Thomas's Hospital, London, and at Wadham College, Oxford, where he matriculated in March 1728 and graduated BA in 1731, MA and MB in 1737, and DM in 1743....

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Barningham, John (d. 1449), prior of Ipswich and theologian, is of unknown origins. After joining the Carmelites in Ipswich he studied theology at Paris and Oxford, in both of which universities he was said to have incepted as a doctor. In 1448 he was appointed prior of ...

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Beddingfield [née Rowe, Row], Margery (bap. 1742, d. 1763), murderer, was the daughter of John Rowe or Row (c.1702–1778), a substantial Suffolk farmer, and his wife, Margery (c.1710–1756). The couple had two sons while living at Kelsale and moved to ...

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Bird, Samuel (d. 1603), Church of England clergyman, was the son of Samuel Bird of Walden, Essex. He matriculated as a pensioner of Queens' College, Cambridge, at Easter 1566, graduated BA in 1569–70, and commenced MA from Corpus Christi College in 1573. In November 1573 he was elected a fellow of ...

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Bland, John Otway Percy (1863–1945), writer and journalist, was born on 15 November 1863 in Malta, the second son of the ten children of Major-General Edward Loftus Bland (1829–1923) and Emma Frances Franks (d. 1894). Educated in Switzerland, and then at Victoria College, Jersey...

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Bouchery, Weyman (bap. 1684, d. 1712), Latin poet, was born at Canterbury and baptized on 2 November 1684, at the Walloon or Strangers' Church there, the son of Arnold Bouchery, minister of the church, and his wife, Sara. He was educated at King's School, Canterbury...

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Bradley, Caroline Frances (1946–1983), showjumper, was born on 4 April 1946 at North Oxford Nursing Home, 165 Banbury Road, Oxford, the younger daughter of John Thomas (Tom) Bradley, chartered surveyor and land agent, and (Frances) Doreen Good. She and her older sister, Judith...

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Sir (William) Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London