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Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he added Beaumont, and thenceforth was usually known as Barber Beaumont. In 1796 he married ...

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Maw, John Hornby (1800–1885), entrepreneur and artist, was born on 12 April 1800 at Ferry, in Lincolnshire, the eldest of four children of George Maw (1770–1834), a local farmer, and his wife, Ann, née Hornby (1769–1828). His parents married in 1799. In 1807 they and their (then) three children moved from ...