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Key, Sir John, first baronetlocked

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Key, Sir John, first baronet (1794–1858), lord mayor of London, the eldest son of John Key of Denmark Hill, Surrey, was born on 16 August 1794. He entered his father's business, that of a wholesale stationer, about 1818. The firm had been established in the last century, and then traded as ...

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