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Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist, the sixth child of Henry Chetham (c.1540–1603) of Crumpsall Hall, near Manchester, and his wife, Jane (c.1542–1616), the daughter of Robert Wroe of Heaton, was born at Crumpsall Hall, and baptized at ...


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Foxwell, Herbert Somerton (1849–1936), economist and bibliographer, was born at Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 17 June 1849. He was the eldest of the four sons of Thomas Somerton Foxwell (1806–1886), of Shepton Mallet, who had a considerable and lucrative business as an ironmonger and later as a slate and timber merchant, and his second wife, ...


Fry, Francis (1803–1886), businessman and bibliographer, was born on 28 October 1803 at Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, the second son of the seven children of Joseph Storrs Fry (1769–1835), manufacturer, and Ann Allen (1764?–1829). His grandfather Joseph Fry (1728–1787) was a doctor, a manufacturer of porcelain and chocolate, and a partner in the firm of ...