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Basing, Adam of (d. 1262x6), draper, is believed to have been the son of the aldermanic landowner Peter of Basing; he was the grandson of Solomon of Basing, alderman of London and mayor in 1217. Adam became a draper and city merchant, achieving eminence as a supplier to the royal household while at the same time pursuing a successful civic career. Little detail is known of his political activity in ...

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Binns family (per. c. 1810–1897), drapers, originated with George Binns (1781–1836), born at Crawshawbooth, Lancashire, on 8 March 1781, the fourth son of David Binns, a clogger, and his wife, Ann Robinson. The Binns family were Quakers who had extensive links with other Quaker families throughout the north of ...

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Booth, Benjamin (fl. 1746–1789), haberdasher and writer on book-keeping, originated in New England and was born before 1746, possibly the son of Benjamin and grandson of Ebenezer Booth (d. 1732), of Stratford, Massachusetts. He began work as a clerk in a New York...

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Cade, John (1734–1806), linen draper and antiquary, was born in January 1734 at Darlington, where he was educated at the free grammar school. He was employed by a wholesale linen draper in London; within a few years he was in charge of the counting-house, and subsequently became a partner at the ...

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Cook, Sir Thomas (c. 1410–1478), draper and mayor of London, was the eldest son of Thomas Cook, draper, a warden of London Bridge (1440–57), and grandson of Robert Cook of Lavenham, Suffolk; the family were probably weavers and clothiers and the move to become drapers of ...