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Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant

Norris McWhirter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1416 words.

Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant, was born at 30 Rutland Road, Bedford, on 15 December 1899, the youngest in the family of two daughters and four sons of...

Acland, Sir John (c. 1552–1620), politician and benefactor

Mary Wolffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics. 809 words.

Acland, Sir John (c. 1552–1620), politician and benefactor, was the younger son of John Acland (d. 1553) of Acland Barton in the parish of Landkey, north Devon, and Margaret, daughter and...

Acland, Sir Richard Thomas Dyke, fifteenth baronet (1906–1990), politician and benefactor

A. F. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics. 980 words.

Acland, Sir Richard Thomas Dyke, fifteenth baronet (1906–1990), politician and benefactor, was born on 26 November 1906 at Broadclyst, Devon, his ancestral home, the eldest in the family of...

Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, tenth baronet (1787–1871), politician and philanthropist

W. P. Courtney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics. 726 words.

Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke, tenth baronet (1787–1871), politician and philanthropist, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, ninth baronet (d. 1794), and Henrietta Anne (d. 1841), the only...

Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician

David Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 2206 words.

Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician, was born on 6 December 1922 at 34 Wellington Street, Widnes, Lancashire, the son of John Ashley (d. 1927), a labourer in...

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Education; UK Politics. 1396 words.

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour, was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Ashley of Damerham in Hampshire, a cadet of the...

Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist

Peter D. Mohr.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1130 words.

Ashton, Margaret (1856–1937), local politician and philanthropist, was born on 19 January 1856 at Ashfield, Wilmslow Road, in Withington, Manchester, the third of the six daughters and...

Aves, Dame Geraldine Maitland (1898–1986), civil servant and social reformer

Phyllis Willmott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 939 words.

Aves, Dame Geraldine Maitland (1898–1986), civil servant and social reformer, was born on 22 August 1898 at Jay's Hatch, a gamekeeper's cottage in a wood near the village of Bovenden,...

Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant

Rosemary O'Day.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Sociology; Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 890 words.

Aves, Ernest Harry (1857–1917), social investigator and civil servant, was born on 30 August 1857 at Cleveland Villa, Station Road, Cambridge, the son of William Owen Aves, tailor and...

Babington, Thomas (1758–1837), philanthropist and politician

Nigel Aston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery. 1519 words.

Babington, Thomas (1758–1837), philanthropist and politician, was born on 18 December 1758, the eldest son and heir of Thomas Babington (1715–1776), of Rothley Temple, Rothley,...

Baker, George (1825–1910), municipal politician and philanthropist

Scott Pettitt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1150 words.

Baker, George (1825–1910), municipal politician and philanthropist, was born at Birmingham, on 11 May 1825, the eldest son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Edward Baker...

Balliol [Baliol], John de (b. before 1208, d. 1268), magnate and benefactor

G. P. Stell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; History; History of Agriculture. 1450 words.

Balliol [Baliol], John de (b. before 1208, d. 1268), magnate and benefactor, was the eldest son and heir of Hugh de Balliol (d. 1229), lord of Barnard Castle in co. Durham and of...

Bannerman, John Macdonald, Baron Bannerman of Kildonan (1901–1969), politician and rugby player

Richard J. Finlay.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1275 words.

Bannerman, John Macdonald, Baron Bannerman of Kildonan (1901–1969), politician and rugby player, was born at 71 Seymour Street, Crossmyloof, Glasgow, on 1 September 1901, the son of John...

Beavan, Margaret (1875–1931), welfare worker and local politician

Krista Cowman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1186 words.

Beavan, Margaret (1875–1931), welfare worker and local politician, was born at 28 Bowring Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire, on 1 August 1875, the eldest daughter of Jeffrey...

Beit, Sir Alfred Lane, second baronet (1903–1994), politician, philanthropist, and art collector

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Financial Aspects of Art; UK Politics. 7 words.

See Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet

Bentinck, Lord Henry William Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord Henry Bentinck] (1804–1870), sportsman and politician

Jane Ridley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics. 822 words.

Bentinck, Lord Henry William Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord Henry Bentinck] (1804–1870), sportsman and politician, was born on 9 June 1804, the fourth son of William Henry...

Bentinck, Lord (William) George Frederic Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord George Bentinck] (1802–1848), politician and sportsman

Angus Macintyre.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics. 5195 words.

Bentinck, Lord (William) George Frederic Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord George Bentinck] (1802–1848), politician and sportsman, was born on 27 February 1802 at Welbeck Abbey,...

Berkeley, (George Charles) Grantley Fitzhardinge (1800–1881), politician and sportsman

Charles Kent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; UK Politics. 1454 words.

Berkeley, (George Charles) Grantley Fitzhardinge (1800–1881), politician and sportsman, was born at Cranford House, Hounslow, Middlesex, on 10 February 1800, the sixth son of Frederick...

Boland, John Pius (1870–1958), politician and tennis player

G. Martin Murphy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 891 words.

Boland, John Pius (1870–1958), politician and tennis player, son of Patrick Boland (1840–1877), businessman, and his wife, Mary Donnelly, was born at 135 Capel Street, Dublin, on 16...

Borlase, Sir William (c. 1562–1629), politician and benefactor

Stephen Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics. 1999 words.

Borlase, Sir William (c. 1562–1629), politician and benefactor, was the only son of John Borlase (d. 1593) and his wife, Anne (d. 1622), daughter of Sir Robert Lytton of Knebworth,...