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Daniel Dancer (1716–1794) by Robert Cooper, c. 1790 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alsager Vian

revised by David Turner

Dancer, Daniel (1716–1794), miser, was born at Harrow Weald to unknown parents, the eldest of four children. His grandfather and father, a prosperous farmer and landowner, were both noted in their time for their parsimonious streak. Following his father's death in 1736, Daniel...

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Hungerford, Sir Edward (1632–1711), politician, merchant, and spendthrift, son and heir of Anthony Hungerford the royalist (1607/8–1657), and his wife, Rachel Jones (d. 1680), was born on 20 October 1632 at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, in 1649 and was fined ...

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Kem, Joseph [Teddy] (bap. 1700, d. 1780), miser and farmer-weaver, was baptized on 14 May 1700 at Wolvey, Warwickshire, the younger son of Joseph Kem (c.1680–c.1730), butcher, and his wife, Frances (c.1680–1731). He was the great-great-grandson of ...

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Lade, Michael (bap. 1737, d. 1799), racehorse owner and miser, was baptized at St Peter and St Paul's church, Boughton under Blean, Kent, on 10 July 1737, the son of Michael Lade and his second wife Elizabeth Dadd, the daughter of Thomas Adams...

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John Camden Neild (1780–1852) by unknown artist The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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G. C. Boase

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Neild, John Camden (1780–1852), miser, the son of James Neild (1744–1814), prison reformer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Camden (d. 1791), was born on 3 May 1780, probably in St James's Street, London. He was educated at Eton College from 1793 to 1797, and then at ...

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Nicholson [née Jackson], Nancy (1788–1854), miser and eccentric, was born on 3 May 1788 at Drax, Yorkshire, the only child of John Jackson (d. 1810), vicar of Drax, and his second wife (d. 1842). Her father was the master of ...

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See Paget, Henry, first earl of Uxbridge