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Crewe [formerly Dodds], Quentin Hugh (1926–1998), writer on food and travel, was born at 27 Welbeck Street, London, on 14 November 1926, the second son of Major (James) Hugh Hamilton Dodds, British consul in Tripoli, and his wife, formerly Lady Annabel Hungerford O'Neill (...

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Grose, John Henry (b. 1732, d. in or after 1774), East India Company servant and writer on India, was born on 24 August 1732 in St Peter-le-Poer, City of London, probably at his father's house in Broad Street. He was the second of seven children of ...

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Jobson, Richard (fl. 1620–1623), merchant and travel writer, described himself as a gentleman, but nothing is known of his family or youth beyond references in his book to experience in Ireland. In 1620 he was sent as one of the supercargoes on the third of a series of expeditions up the ...

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Knox, Robert (1641–1720), merchant and writer on Ceylon, was born on 8 February 1641 on Tower Hill, London, the second child of Robert Knox (bap. 1606, d. 1661) and Abigail, née Bonnell (d. 1655/6). The Knox family came from Nacton, Suffolk...