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Freame, John (1665–1745), banker and lobbyist, was probably the second son in the family of at least three children of Robert Freame, a Gloucestershire clothier. In 1681 his father was one of the 'first purchasers' of Pennsylvania and some members of the Quaker ...

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Harris, Richard (d. 1734), slave trader and lobbyist, is of obscure ancestry. He was in St Kitts in the West Indies in 1694, where he observed that French privateers, by intercepting provisions from British North America, caused Barbados planters 'to suffer much & their Negroes perish for want' (...

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Ward [née Arnold], Mary Augusta [known as Mrs Humphry Ward] (1851–1920), novelist, philanthropist, and political lobbyist, born on 11 June 1851 in Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land, was the eldest child of Thomas Arnold (1823–1900), inspector of schools in Hobart Town...

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Mary Augusta Ward [Mrs Humphry Ward] (1851–1920) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wolf, Lucien (1857–1930), journalist and lobbyist, was born on 20 January 1857 in London, the elder son of Edward Wolf, pipe manufacturer, and his wife, Céline (née Redlich). On his father's side Bohemian, on his mother's Viennese, Wolf may have spent his working life in ...