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Foulis, Thomas (c. 1560–1628), goldsmith, financier, and mining entrepreneur, was a younger son of Henry Foulis of Colinton (d. 1571), an advocate, and his wife, Margaret Haldane (fl. 1545–1560). He became a goldsmith of Edinburgh in 1581, after an apprenticeship to the wealthy ...

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Ged, William (1684/5–1749), goldsmith and stereotype founder, was probably born in Dunfermline, son of William Ged, said to have been a member of the family of Ged of Baldridge in Fife. He was apprenticed to Robert Inglis, goldsmith, in Edinburgh in 1696, and his own mark was entered with the ...

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Hanbury, Richard (c. 1535–1608), goldsmith and ironmaster, was born at Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, the only son of John Hanbury of Elmley Lovett and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Brode of Dunclent, Worcestershire. He came of a long line of small landowners in ...

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Hull, John (1624–1683), goldsmith and merchant in America, was born in 1624, about 18 December according to his later diary, in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the son of Robert Hull (d. 1666), blacksmith, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1646), the widow of ...

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Sprimont, Nicholas (bap. 1715, d. 1771), goldsmith and porcelain manufacturer, was baptized in Liège on 23 January 1715, the son of Pierre Sprimont and Gertrude Goffin, and may have been apprenticed there to his uncle Nicholas Joseph Sprimont (c.1678–1744). Given his knowledge of French silver and porcelain it is likely that he also trained in ...

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Nicholas Sprimont (bap. 1715, d. 1771) by unknown artist, c. 1759 [centre, with his wife, Ann (right), and his sister-in-law Susanna Protin (left)] E&H Manners

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Violet, Thomas (d. 1662/3), goldsmith and writer on trade, registered his earliest goldsmith's mark in 1627 and came to the notice of James I when Sir Edward Coke, then secretary to the privy council, found that he had been playing the money market by exchanging English silver coin for French gold. ...