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Abell, William (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655), vintner and local politician, was the son of Thomas Abell of Oundle, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Suzanna Barker. He was probably born at Oundle, where his grandfather William Abell had endowed Oundle School...

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William Abell (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655) by unknown engraver, 1641 [The Copie of a Letter Sent from the Roaring Boyes in Elizium] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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See Armstrong, William George, Baron Armstrong

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Thomas Avery (1813–1894) by Henry Turner Munns Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery

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Avery, Thomas (1813–1894), scale manufacturer and local politician, was born in 1813, the second son of William Avery (1789–1843), scale maker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Balden. Thomas and his elder brother, William Henry Avery (1812–1874), were born into a long-established dynasty of ...

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Barne, Sir George (c. 1500–1558), merchant and local politician, was the son of George Barne, grocer, of London, though the family seems also to have had connections in Wells, Somerset. His sister may have been the mother of Nicholas Culverwell (d. 1569) [...

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See Barnham [née Bradbridge], Alice

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Bukerel, Andrew (d. 1237), merchant and mayor of London, was born into a prominent London family; there is no evidence to support claims that the family originated in either Devon or Italy. His father, also Andrew Bukerel, was one of the custodians appointed by ...

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Cochrane, Andrew (1692/3–1777), local politician and merchant, was born in Ayr, the son of David Cochrane, a local merchant there, and Janet Crawford. After gaining experience in commerce he moved in 1722 to Glasgow, where he became one of the city's most successful ...

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Cox, Arthur Hawker (1813–1903), manufacturing chemist and local politician, was born in the Haymarket, London, in November 1813, one of a family of ten children born to Edward Treslove Cox and his wife, Sarah, née Homersham. His father, a native of Northampton, was a cabinet-maker. Little is known of the family except that one brother, ...

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Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618) by unknown artist Phillips Picture Library

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Craven, Sir William (c. 1545–1618), merchant and local politician, the second son of William Craven and his wife, Beatrix, the daughter of John Hunter, was born about 1545 at Appletreewick, a village in the parish of Burnsall, near Skipton in the West Riding of Yorkshire...

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Crawshay, George (1821–1896), ironmaster and politician, was born on 5 February 1821 in Russell Square, London, the eldest son of George Crawshay (1794–1873), iron merchant, of Stoke Newington, and his wife, Josephe Louise Dufaud (1802–1883) from Paris. He was the grandson of William Crawshay (1764–1834)...

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Cunningham, Andrew Willshire [Andy] (1910–2010), trade unionist, local government politician, and criminal, was born on 8 June 1910 at Summerside Place, Felling Shore, Heworth, co. Durham, the eldest of nine children of Albert Cunningham, foreman coal trimmer, and his wife, Margaret Jane, née...

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Cunningham, Sir Hugh (1642/3–1710), local politician and merchant, was apparently a descendant of one of the Ayrshire Cunninghams. However, since there are no references to his birth, and because contemporary sources and his coat of arms as recorded in the Lyon court allude to both the ...

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Dinwiddie, Lawrence (1696/7–1764), merchant and civic leader, was born in Glasgow, the eighth child of Robert Dinwiddie (d. 1708/9), laird of Germiston, a trader who had prospered after moving from Dumfriesshire in 1691, and Elizabeth Cumming (fl. 1685–1696). He attended Glasgow University...

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Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician, was born on 27 June 1687, probably at Edinburgh, although in some accounts his place of birth is given as Newton Castle in Perthshire, where his father had business and family connections. He was one of at least three children of the factor and merchant ...

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George Drummond (1687–1766) by Sir George Chalmers, 1764 Scottish National Portrait Gallery