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Fishborne, Richard (1562?–1625), mercer and philanthropist, was born in Huntingdon of unknown parentage. Local legends about his origins vary; one account quotes a baptism entry for Richard son of John Fishborne in January 1562 in the village of Godmanchester, outside Huntingdon, although surviving ...

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Lamb, Thomas (d. 1686), linen draper and philanthropist, was for many years confused with a namesake, a soap-boiler by trade: remarkably, both men were prominent General Baptists. The overwhelming evidence that they were not the same individual includes a petition subscribed in 1656 by two ...

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Symonds, Peter (c. 1528–1586/7), mercer and benefactor, was born into an important Winchester family that dated back to before 1466. He was the eldest son of John Symonds (d. 1542), who as a city bailiff in 1439–40 held one of its major offices, and his wife, ...