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Heylyn, Rowland (1562–1632), ironmonger and church benefactor, was born in Shrewsbury, the son of David Heylyn, who was of Welsh ancestry, and his wife, Alice. After attending the free school there from 1571 he went to London, where in 1576 he became an apprentice ironmonger. He was admitted to the company in 1584 and subsequently served twice as its master, in 1614 and 1625. Elected an alderman from ...

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Alexander Gordon

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Sturch, William (1753–1838), ironmonger and theological writer, was born at Newport, Isle of Wight, on 9 February 1753, the son of John Sturch (d. 1794), General Baptist minister of the Pyle Street congregation in Newport, and his wife, Mary. His great-grandfather William Sturch (...