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Wilson, Benjaminlocked

(bap. 1721, d. 1788)
  • E. I. Carlyle
  • , revised by John A. Hargreaves


Wilson, Benjamin (bap. 1721, d. 1788), portrait painter and scientist, was born at Boar Lane, Mill Hill, Leeds, Yorkshire, the fourteenth and youngest child of Major Wilson, a wealthy clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Yates. He was baptized at St Peter's Church, Leeds...

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