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date: 28 February 2020

Truman, Sir Benjaminfree

(1699/1700–1780)
  • Peter Mathias

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Truman, Sir Benjamin (1699/1700–1780), entrepreneur and brewer, was born in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, the younger son in a family of nine children of Joseph Truman, brewer, and his first wife. His father died in 1721 and Truman became a partner in the family firm in 1722 (his elder brother ...

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