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Hester, John (d. 1592), distiller and translator, lived for several years in London but nothing is known of his parentage or place of birth. One Hester family, location unknown, bore arms (argent on a bend sable three swans of the field); another shield of arms (a chevron between three horses' heads erased, a crescent for difference) is appended to ...

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Perkins, Henry (bap. 1777, d. 1855), book collector and brewer, was baptized on 2 January 1777 at St Swithin London Stone, London, the son of John Perkins (1729/30–1812) and his wife, Amelia, widow of Timothy Bevan. John Perkins was the chief clerk of the ...