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John Innes (1829–1904) by H. C. Osterstock, 1934 John Innes Centre, Norwich


Innes, John (1829–1904), property developer, and philanthropist, was born on 20 January 1829 in Hampstead, Middlesex, and baptized on 23 February 1829 at All Souls, St Marylebone, the sixth of seven known children of John Innes (1786–1869), a West Indies merchant of Mincing Lane...


Porter, David (1746/7–1819), chimney sweep, social reformer, and property developer, was the son of Stephen Porter (1727/8–1766), an itinerant country chimney sweep from Peterborough. His mother was probably Mary Porter, Stephen Porter's wife at the time of his death. According to his Considerations on the Present State of Chimney Sweepers...