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Cock, George (bap. 1615, d. 1679), merchant and friend of Samuel Pepys, was baptized at All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne, on 25 April 1615, the son of Garrett Cocke. His family were deeply involved in trade and after his apprenticeship in 1631 to a corn merchant he became an influential and active member of the ...

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Hungerford, Sir Edward (1632–1711), politician, merchant, and spendthrift, son and heir of Anthony Hungerford the royalist (1607/8–1657), and his wife, Rachel Jones (d. 1680), was born on 20 October 1632 at Black Bourton, Oxfordshire. He matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, in 1649 and was fined ...

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Kem, Joseph [Teddy] (bap. 1700, d. 1780), miser and farmer-weaver, was baptized on 14 May 1700 at Wolvey, Warwickshire, the younger son of Joseph Kem (c.1680–c.1730), butcher, and his wife, Frances (c.1680–1731). He was the great-great-grandson of ...

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Poole, Thomas (1766–1837), tanner and friend of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was born on 14 November 1766 in Nether Stowey, Somerset, and baptized there on 12 December, the second child of Thomas Poole (d. 1795) and Elizabeth Buller (d. 1801). Of six children born to his parents, only ...

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Swinburne, Sir James, ninth baronet (1858–1958), industrial chemist and electrical engineer, was born in Inverness on 28 February 1858, the third of the six sons of Lieutenant Thomas Anthony Swinburne RN and his wife, Mary Anne, daughter of Captain Edward Fraser of Gortuleg...

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Sir James Swinburne, ninth baronet (1858–1958) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London