Dickinson, John (1782–1869), paper manufacturer and inventor, was born on 29 March 1782 probably in London, the eldest of nine children of Captain Thomas Dickinson RN (1754–1828) and his wife, Frances de Brissac (1760–1854). John Dickinson's father was superintendent of transports in the ...
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Falk, Herman Eugene (1820–1898), salt manufacturer, was born on 20 November 1820 in Danzig, the fourth of five children of David Wilhelm Falk (1773–1848), merchant, and his second wife, Julianne Rickert. His parents were both German, though his grandfather, he claimed, was English. In 1839 ...
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Hancock, Thomas (1786–1865), rubber manufacturer and inventor, was born at Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 8 May 1786, the second son in the family of twelve children raised by James Hancock, a timber merchant and cabinetmaker at Marlborough, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Longman. Walter Hancock...