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Sutton, Thomas (1532–1611), founder of the London Charterhouse

Hugh Trevor-Roper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 3826 words.

Sutton, Thomas (1532–1611), founder of the London Charterhouse, was born, according to the inscription on his tomb, in 1532 at Knaith, Lincolnshire. His father was Richard Sutton, clerk to...

Hughes, David (1561?–1610), founder of Beaumaris Free Grammar School, Anglesey

D. Ben Rees.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 740 words.

Hughes, David (1561?–1610), founder of Beaumaris Free Grammar School, Anglesey, was born in a cottage on the land of Glan-y-gors farm in the parish of Llantrisant near Llannerch-y-medd in...

White, Sir Thomas (1495?–1567), founder of St John's College, Oxford

Alexandra Shepard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1748 words.

White, Sir Thomas (1495?–1567), founder of St John's College, Oxford, was in all likelihood born in 1495 to William White (d. 1523), a clothier of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, and his...

Wodelarke, Robert (d. 1481?), founder of St Catharine's College, Cambridge

J. H. Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1004 words.

Wodelarke, Robert (d. 1481?), founder of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, was the son of Richard and Joan Wodelarke of Wakerley, a village in Northamptonshire not far from Uppingham. He...

Guy, Thomas (1644/5?–1724), philanthropist and founder of Guy's Hospital

Nick Hervey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicine and Health. 1838 words.

Guy, Thomas (1644/5?–1724), philanthropist and founder of Guy's Hospital, the eldest of three children of Thomas Guy (d. 1652×4), lighterman, coalmonger, and carpenter, and his wife, Anne...

Woodard, Nathaniel (1811–1891), founder of the Woodard schools

Janet Pennington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2839 words.

Woodard, Nathaniel (1811–1891), founder of the Woodard schools, was born on 21 March 1811, the ninth of twelve children of John Woodard (1769–1840), a gentleman farmer of Basildon Hall,...

Mudie, Charles Edward (1818–1890), founder of a circulating library

David Finkelstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1149 words.

Mudie, Charles Edward (1818–1890), founder of a circulating library, was born on 18 October 1818 at Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, the youngest son of Thomas Mudie, a Scottish newspaper...

Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas

F. J. Wylie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Agriculture and Farming. 619 words.

Fairbridge, Kingsley Ogilvie (1885–1924), founder of farm schools overseas, was born on 5 May 1885 at Grahamstown, Cape Colony, the elder son of Rhys Seymour Fairbridge, surveyor to the...

Churchill, Arabella Spencer [Bella] (1949–2007), festival and charity founder

Michael Eavis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1359 words.

Churchill, Arabella Spencer [Bella] (1949–2007), festival and charity founder, was born on 30 October 1949 at 12 Catherine Place, Westminster, London, the only daughter of Randolph...

Kelly, Mary Elfreda (1888–1951), founder of the Village Drama Society

Mick Wallis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1445 words.

Kelly, Mary Elfreda (1888–1951), founder of the Village Drama Society, was born on 25 March 1888 at Salcombe vicarage, Devon, the second of the four children of the Revd Maitland Kelly...

Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder

Timothy J. Hunt.

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. 1017 words.

Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder, was born on 10 August 1884 at 12 Cumnock Terrace, Castle Cary, Somerset, the seventh of eight children of William...

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Religion and Education; Ethical Issues and Debates. 748 words.

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of James Fox (d. 1738/9),...

Feilding, Lady Mary (1823–1896), founder of the Working Ladies' Guild

Jane Garnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 991 words.

Feilding, Lady Mary (1823–1896), founder of the Working Ladies' Guild, was the eldest daughter of William Basil Percy Feilding, seventh earl of Denbigh (1796–1865), and of Mary Elizabeth...

Percyvale [née Bonaventure], Thomasine (d. 1512), trader and school founder

Matthew Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 951 words.

Percyvale [née Bonaventure], Thomasine (d. 1512), trader and school founder, was born in Week St Mary, near Bude in Cornwall, daughter of John and Joan Bonaventure. She became the subject...

Gomm, Richard Culling Carr- (1922–2008), army officer and charity founder

Terry Philpot.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1116 words.

Gomm, Richard Culling Carr- (1922–2008), army officer and charity founder, was born at Mancetter Lodge, Mancetter, near Atherstone, Warwickshire, on 2 January 1922, the third of four sons...

Bell, Vernon Cecil Frederick (1922–2004), founder of the British karate movement

Clive Layton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 1319 words.

Bell, Vernon Cecil Frederick (1922–2004), founder of the British karate movement, was born on 9 October 1922 at 8 Empress Avenue, Ilford, Essex, the only child of Leonard Cecil Bell...

Crichton [née Grierson], Elizabeth (1779–1862), founder of the Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries

Carol Godridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 903 words.

Crichton [née Grierson], Elizabeth (1779–1862), founder of the Crichton Royal Hospital, Dumfries, was born in 1779 at Rockhall, Dumfriesshire, the fourth daughter of Sir Robert Grierson,...

Hillary, Sir William, first baronet (1770–1847), founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 993 words.

Hillary, Sir William, first baronet (1770–1847), founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, was born in Liverpool on 4 January 1770, the second son of Richard Hillary (b. 1703),...

Cusack, Michael [Micheál Cíosóg] (1847–1906), schoolmaster and a founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association

Marcus Bourke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education. 1024 words.

Cusack, Michael [Micheál Cíosóg] (1847–1906), schoolmaster and a founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, was born on 20 September 1847 at Carron parish, Burren, co. Clare, Ireland,...

Williams, Sir George (1821–1905), a founder of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

John Springhall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1218 words.

Williams, Sir George (1821–1905), a founder of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), was born on 11 October 1821 at Ashway Farm, Dulverton, Somerset, the youngest of the seven sons...