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Leyland, Frederick Richards (1831–1892), shipowner and art patron, was born on 30 September 1831 in Liverpool, the first of the three sons of John Leyland, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ann Jane Leyland (d. 1877), both of Liverpool. Although Ann Leyland is reputed to have sold pies in the city streets after her husband died or deserted the family in the late 1830s, a contemporary records that she worked in a respectable eating-house near the offices of ...

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Wells, William (1768–1847), shipbuilder and art collector, was born at Canister House, Chislehurst, Kent, the second of the four children of William Wells (1729–1805), shipbuilder, and Susanna Neave (d. 1810). His ancestors had been connected with shipbuilding from the seventeenth century. Wells...