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Bignold, Thomaslocked

  • Roger Ryan


Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company, was born in Westerham in Kent, the second of the eight surviving children of John Bignold (c.1734–1795), a prosperous tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Outram, also of Westerham. It is not known where he attended school, but he was sufficiently well educated to become an exciseman before moving to ...

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Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London