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Falk, Herman Eugene (1820–1898), salt manufacturer, was born on 20 November 1820 in Danzig, the fourth of five children of David Wilhelm Falk (1773–1848), merchant, and his second wife, Julianne Rickert. His parents were both German, though his grandfather, he claimed, was English. In 1839 ...

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Herman Eugene Falk (1820–1898) by unknown photographer, c. 1870 from the Salt Museum, Northwich

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Murford, Nicholas (d. 1641), salt maker, whose origins are unknown, is thought to have been a rope maker of Aldeburgh before moving to Great Yarmouth, where in 1626 he petitioned for land to erect a ropery. His first application was turned down but permission was granted in May 1628. He prospered in this trade and in February the following year was admitted a free burgess of the port. A later petition for an eight-year lease, to extend his premises, was rejected although he was allowed to remain on the site....