Sayers [Sayer], James (1748–1823), caricaturist and political propagandist, was born at Yarmouth, Norfolk, in August 1748, the son of the master of a trading vessel. He was articled as a clerk in an attorney's office at Yarmouth, and became a member of the borough council. At this time he composed poetical satires in verse and drew caricatures. After inheriting a small fortune from his father, ...
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Townshend, George, first Marquess Townshend (1724–1807), politician and caricaturist, was born on 28 February 1724 in London, the eldest son of Charles Townshend, third Viscount Townshend (1700–1764) [see under Townshend, second Viscount Townshend], politician, and his wife, Etheldreda Townshend (c. 1708–1788)...