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Carter, Henry [Harry] (1749–1829), smuggler and Methodist preacher, was born early in 1749 at Pengersick, Germoe parish, near Breage, Cornwall, the seventh of ten children of Francis Carter (bap. 1712, d. 1774), smallholder and miner, and Annice Williams (1714–1784). Henry (always known as ...

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Johnson, Captain (1771/2–1839), smuggler and pilot, was in 1798 captured in an affray with revenue officers on the Sussex coast and imprisoned in the new gaol in the Borough in London, from which he made his escape 'in a most daring way' (...

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Kennedy, Thomas, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775), smuggler and landowner, was born on 12 February 1726, the seventeenth child and second surviving son of Sir John Kennedy of Culzean, second baronet (d. 1742), and Jean Douglas (d. 1767), daughter of Andrew Douglas...

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Thomas Kennedy, ninth earl of Cassillis (1726–1775) by William Mosman, 1746 Culzean Castle collection; courtesy of The National Trust for Scotland

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Punt, William (fl. 1548–1563), polemicist and book smuggler, emerged from obscurity in 1548 as the author of A New Dialoge called the Endightment agaynste Mother Messe. This work proved to be popular (three editions were published in two months), perhaps because it skilfully drew on the work of major evangelical writers such as ...