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Howitt, Godfrey (Dr) 1800 – 1873

Godfrey Howitt was born in Heanor, Derbyshire on the 8th October, 1800 – the youngest of six brothers. His father and mother were members of the Society of Friends. He qualified in Medicine at Edinburgh University and married Phoebe Bakewell in 1831, … Continue reading

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Townsend, Frederick (1822 -1905)

Frederick Townsend was born in Rawmarsh, Yorkshire, where his father the Rev. E J Townsend was Rector.  He was the grandson of Mr Gore Townsend of Honington Hall, Warwickshire.  He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge  (where he … Continue reading

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