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Lamb, Patrick (c. 1650–1708/9), royal cook, was the second of seven children of Patrick Lambe (1613–c.1683) and Martha, née Russell (d. 1687), of the parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. Lamb's father was involved in victualling and in 1660 held a crown warrant as the sole retailer of tobacco in the precincts of ...

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Samuel Whitbread (1720–1796) by Henry Bone, 1796 (after Sir William Beechey) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Whitbread, Samuel (1720–1796), brewer and landowner, was born on 30 August 1720 at Cardington, near Bedford, the seventh of eight children and the youngest of five sons of Henry Whitbread (d. 1727) and his second wife, Elizabeth Read. The Whitbread family were of prosperous nonconformist yeoman stock, farming their own land and closely associated with leading ...