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Peter Beckford (1739/4040–1811) by Pompeo Batoni, 1766 Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

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Beckford, Peter (1739/40–1811), dog breeder and writer on hunting, was the son of Julines Beckford (1717?–1764) of Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset, and Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon Ashley or Ashby, of Northamptonshire. His grandfather was Peter Beckford (bap. 1643, d. 1710), sugar planter and lieutenant-governor of ...

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Charles Alfred Cruft (1852–1938) by unknown photographer, 1931 © The Kennel Club Picture Library

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Cruft, Charles Alfred (1852–1938), founder of Crufts Dog Show, was born on 28 June 1852, the son of Charles Cruft, jeweller and goldsmith of Hunter Street, Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London. He was educated at Ardingly College, Sussex, one of the Church of England...

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Lee, Rawdon Briggs (1845–1908), dog breeder, born at Kendal, Westmorland, on 9 July 1845, was son of George Lee, Unitarian minister at Kendal, and proprietor and editor of the Kendal Mercury. His mother was Jane Agnes, daughter of Joseph Whitaker of Kendal, who was a friend of the painter ...