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Abrahams, Ivor (1935–2015), painter, printmaker, and art teacher, was born on 10 January 1935 at 10 Swinley Road, Wigan, Lancashire, the only son and elder child of Hyman (Harry) Abrahams, ladies’ outfitter, and his wife, Rachel (née Kalisky, later Kay). At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Adburgham [former name Abram], Jocelyn Frere (1900-1979), architect and town planner, was born at Sylvans, Peaslake, Surrey, on 24 May 1900, the second daughter of Edward William Abram (1869–1929), newspaper proprietor, and his wife, Lucy, née Ashton (1865–1942...

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Aiton [married name Tollenaar], Norah (1903–1988), architect, was born on 13 June 1903, at St. Nicholas, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, the third and youngest child of John Arthur Aiton (1864–1950), a mechanical engineer and manufacturer who became governing director of ...

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Norah Aiton (1903–1988) and Betty Scott (1904–1983), by Herbert Felton, 1930s

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Albery, Jessica Mary (1908–1990), architect and town planner, was born at 44 Queens Road, St. John’s Wood, London, on 11 June 1908, the only daughter and eldest of three children of Irving James Albery (1879–1967), a stockbroker who was later Conservative MP for ...

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Alexander, Andrew Clive (1935–2015), journalist and author, was born on 12 May 1935 at Caer Gwent, Wykeham Road, Worthing, the elder son of Ronald Fergus Alexander (1903–1971), schoolmaster, and his wife Doreen Olivia Myfanwy, née Davies (1896–1958). He was educated at ...

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Allen [née Sutton], Margaret (1933–2015), journalist, was born on 19 July 1933 at 7 Highfield Street West, Dukinfield, near Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, the elder daughter of George Sutton, a skilled toolmaker and Labour activist, and his wife Agnes, née Rogers, a millworker, and a Protestant. As a Roman Catholic, ...

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Ash [née Sidhanta], Ranjana (1924–2015), literary scholar, was born in Birbhum, West Bengal, British India, on 6 December 1924, the daughter of Nirmal Kumar Sidhanta (b. 1894), literary scholar, and his wife Chitralekha Bannerji. Her father was a professor of English literature who had studied at the ...

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Atkinson, Sir Robert (1916–2015), naval officer and businessman, was born on 7 March 1916 at 33 Linskill Street, Tynemouth, the younger son of Nicholas Ridley (1882–1944), a builder who was then serving as a private in the Royal Marines, and his wife ...

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Atwell, (Una) Winifred (c. 1913–1983)

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Balharry, Richard [Dick] (1937–2015), environmental campaigner and conservationist, was born on 3 September 1937 at 36 Dronley Terrace, Muirhead of Liff, near Dundee, the son of David Balharry, employed in the building trade, who served in the Black Watch, and his wife, ...

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Barclay [née Martin], Irene Turberville (1894–1989), chartered surveyor, was born on 27 May 1894 in Ingestre Street, Hereford, the eldest child of (David) Basil Martin (1858–1940), Congregational minister, and his wife, Alice Charlotte, née Turberville (1867–1934). Her brother, ...

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Barr, (Isabel) Ann (1929–2015), journalist and author, was born on 16 September 1929 at 37 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, one of four children of Andrew Greig Barr (1904–1985), a Scottish stockbroker, businessman, and army officer, and his wife, Margaret Eileen, ...

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Barrett, Roger Keith [Syd] (1946–2006)

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Barron, Sir Donald James (1921–2015), businessman, philanthropist, and public servant, was born on 17 March 1921 at Lindores, Gorebridge, Midlothian, the only son of Albert Gibson Barron (1885–1938), actuary, and his wife, Elizabeth Annie Gray, née Macdonald (d. 1966), schoolteacher. His childhood was spent at ...

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Barry, Lording (bap. 1580, d. 1629)

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Baxter [née Robertson], Euphemia Ellen [Ena] (1924–2015), businesswoman, was born on 13 August 1924 at Drumblair House, Forgue, Aberdeenshire, the daughter of Thomas William Robertson, landowner and farmer, and his wife, Euphemia McRobert, née Downie. She grew up in ...

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John Oliver Bayley (1925–2015), by Ken Towner, 1994

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Bayley, John Oliver (1925–2015), literary critic and novelist, was born in Lahore, India, on 27 March 1925, the son of Frederic John Bayley (1884–1961), a major in the Grenadier Guards, later a businessman, and his wife, Olivia Violet Beresford Hammersley, née...

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Bayly, Sir Christopher Allan (Chris) (1945–2015), historian of India and empire, was born on 18 May 1945 at Summer Court nursing home, Southborough, Kent, the son of Roy Ernest Bayly (1917–1994), merchant navy officer, later geography teacher, and his wife ...