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Alderson, Thomas Hopper (1903–1965), wartime rescue party leader, was born at Ashburne Stables, Sunderland, on 15 September 1903, the fifth of six children and first son of Thomas Alderson (1864–1945), domestic coachman, and his wife, Sarah Annie, née Hopper (1872–1942). He was educated at a village school; then at ...

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John Westby-Gibson

revised by Nicholas Goddard

Angas, Caleb (1781/2–1860), agriculturist, was born in South Brandon, co. Durham, the son of Silas Angas (1746/7–1823) and his wife, Sarah Jopling (d. 1791). He originally lived at Brancepeth and married, at Lee, Northumberland, on 18 July 1811, Sarah Sample...

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Best, Henry (c. 1592–1645), landowner and farmer, was probably born in Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, the second of the five sons and one daughter of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman of Hutton Cranswick (later gentleman of Elmswell, Yorkshire), and his wife, Dorothy (...

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Best, Paul (1590–1657), scholar and religious writer, was born in 1590 (before 12 August) probably at Hutton Cranswick, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the first of the six children of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman farmer, and his first wife, Dorothy (...

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Crowther, James Gerald (1899–1983), science journalist and administrator, was born at 6 Westfield, Hipperholme, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 26 September 1899, the second child and first son of James Crowther (b. 1866), principal of a technical school, and his wife, Alice, née Ainscow (...

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L. V. Grinsell

revised by I. H. Longworth

Mortimer, John Robert (1825–1911), archaeologist and geologist, was born on 15 June 1825 in Fimber, a wold village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. He was the eldest of three children of James Mortimer, a farmer, and his wife, Hannah, daughter of John Welburn...

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Smith, Sir Prince, first baronet (1840–1922), worsted machinery manufacturer, was born on 3 September 1840 at Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son of Prince Smith (1819–1890), a mechanic, and his wife, Martha, the daughter of John Edmondson, a Keighley contractor. He was educated at ...

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Sykes, Christopher Hugh (1907–1986), writer and traveller, was born on 17 November 1907 in Sledmere, near Driffield, Yorkshire, the elder of twins and the second son and third child in the family of three sons and three daughters of Sir Mark Sykes, sixth baronet...