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Warren Stormes Hale (1791–1872) by John Robert Dicksee, 1853 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Hale, Warren Stormes (1791–1872), tallow chandler and benefactor, was born on 2 February 1791 at Benington, Hertfordshire, the youngest of eight children of Edward Hale (1754–1791), farmer, and his wife, Edith, née Warren (1750–1808). Before he was a year old his father died, and in 1805 ...

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Heylyn, Rowland (1562–1632), ironmonger and church benefactor, was born in Shrewsbury, the son of David Heylyn, who was of Welsh ancestry, and his wife, Alice. After attending the free school there from 1571 he went to London, where in 1576 he became an apprentice ironmonger. He was admitted to the company in 1584 and subsequently served twice as its master, in 1614 and 1625. Elected an alderman from ...

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Hinton, Henry (bap. 1749, d. 1816), ironmonger and antiquary, was baptized on 28 May 1749 at Kingston Bagpuize, Berkshire, the fourth child and first surviving son of John Hinton (d. 1756) and his wife, Rebecca. He was apprenticed to an Oxford ironmonger, and took over his late master's shop in ...

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Newcomen, Thomas (bap. 1664, d. 1729), ironmonger and inventor of the atmospheric steam engine, was born at Dartmouth, Devon, and baptized at St Saviour's Church on 28 February 1664, one of two sons of Elias Newcomen (d. 1702), a freeholder, shipowner, and merchant, and his wife, ...

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Palmer, George [known as George Giros de Gentilly] (1745/6–1826), chemist and colour scientist, was, according to his obituary (Dagen, March 1826), of English birth and the child of Roman Catholic parents. He may have been related to Thomas Palmer, whose prosperous family firm, established at ...