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John Bateman

John Bateman

Born 30/5/1810, 205 years ago

Born near Halifax. Civil engineer. Built canals and reservoirs.Died at home, Moor Park, Farnham.

Person, Engineering

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Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

Born 30/5/1879, 136 years ago

Artist and interior designer, born Vanessa Stephen at 22 Hyde Park Gate, London. Sister of Virginia Woolf. She married Clive Bell in 1907 and their home in Gordon Square became the focus of what wa...

Person, Art, Craft / Design

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Caroline Chisholm

Caroline Chisholm

Born 30/5/1808, 207 years ago

Philanthropist, "The Emigrants' Friend". Born Caroline Jones near Northampton. She followed her husband to India where she became involved in the welfare of the British women there. She carried on ...

Person, Philanthropy, Social Welfare, Australia, India

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John Conder, DD

John Conder, DD

Died 30/5/1781, 234 years ago

Non-conformist minister.  Born in Cambridgeshire.  Died Hackney.  Buried in Bunhill burial ground.  

Person, Religion

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John Compton Lawrance, QC, MP

John Compton Lawrance, QC, MP

Born 30/5/1832, 183 years ago

High Court Judge. Came from Lincolnshire. From Plymounth Law Review we learn: "John Lawrance was Conservative MP for South Lincolnshire for ten years, from 1880 to 1890, until his appointment as ...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

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