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Adams, Orion (1717?–1797), printer, baptized in Manchester Cathedral on 17 April 1720, was born in Manchester, probably in 1717, the son of Roger Adams (1681?–1741), printer of the Manchester Weekly Journal from 1719 to at least 1725 and from 1732 of the ...

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Adams, Roger (1681?–1741), printer and publisher, is thought to have been born at Chester, and may have served an apprenticeship to a member of the Chester Company of Painters, Glaziers, Embroiderers and Stationers, although there is no entry of his name in the minute books of that company. He did, however, become a freeman of the city of ...

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Adams, Thomas (b. in or before 1566, d. 1620), printer, son of Thomas Adams, yeoman, of Neen Savage, Shropshire, was apprenticed to Oliver Wilkes, stationer, on 29 September 1582 for seven years, and turned over to George Bishop on 14 October 1583 for the same period. He was admitted a freeman of the ...

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Allde [Alldee], Edward (1555x63–1627), printer, son of John Allde (d. 1584), printer, and his wife, Margaret (d. after 1603), was made free of the Stationers' Company by patrimony on 18 February 1584. His name appeared on book imprints from the year of his freedom, and he entered his first copy in the ...

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Allde, John (b. in or before 1531, d. 1584), printer and bookseller, took up his freedom of the Stationers' Company in January 1555. He had been apprenticed to the bookseller Richard Kele until Kele's death in 1552, and was left 'fyve pounds...

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See Campbell [married names Anderson, Telfer], Agnes

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Anderton, William (1663–1693), printer, was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 29 September 1663, the son of William Anderton (d. 1671), a clothier (who claimed kinship with the Lancashire gentry Andertons), and his wife, Elizabeth (fl. 1660–1693), daughter of Maximilian Topham...

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Andrewe, Laurence (fl. c. 1520–1530), printer and translator, describes himself in the prologue to his edition of the Hortus sanitatis ([1527]), as 'of the towne of Calis' (sig. Aiir). Andrewe published seven surviving works in London between 1527 and 1529 'at the sygne of the golden crosse' in ...

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Applebee, John (c. 1690–1750), printer and bookseller, worked from premises a little below Brideway Bridge in Blackfriars, and then in Fleet Ditch from 1715 to 1724, and specialized in the lives of criminals and their dying speeches. Applebee printed the St James Evening Post, or, Nightly Pacquet...

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Applegath, Augustus (1788–1871), printer, was born on 17 June 1788 in Stepney, the second child of Augustus Joseph Applegath, an East India Company sea captain, and his wife, Ann, formerly Parker, née Lepard. He was educated at Dr Wanostrocht's Alfred House Academy at ...