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Doubleday, Henry (1810–1902), starch manufacturer and horticulturist, was born on 24 October 1810 at Coggeshall, Essex, the fourth of eight children of William Doubleday (1777–1854) and his wife, Hannah Corder (1779–1819). His parents, staunch Quakers, were shopkeepers. A number of their ancestors had sailed with ...

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Maddock, James (1718–1786), nurseryman and florist, was born on 10 August 1718, at Eaton, Cheshire, the son of Mordecai and Sarah Maddock, active members of the Religious Society of Friends. Maddock made his reputation as a nurseryman first in Lancashire, at Warrington, but after a period working in ...

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Pollitt, George Paton (1878–1964), chemical industrialist and farmer, was born on 23 August 1878 at Ravenswing House, Mellor, near Blackburn, Lancashire, the younger son and middle child of Joseph Seddon Pollitt, a bank manager, and his wife, Charlotte Paton. He was at school in ...