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French, Robert (1716–1779), landowner and politician, was the eldest son of Patrick French (d. 1744), barrister, and Jane Digby, the daughter of Simon Digby, successively bishop of Limerick and Elphin. The Frenches, of Anglo-Norman origins, had settled originally in the port of ...

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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (1851–1931), merchant and property owner, was born in Baghdad, one of the six children of Aaron Hardoon. He moved with his family to Bombay about 1856. His family was poor and he received only an elementary education, possibly supported by the local ...

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See Hart, Aaron [Uri Feibusch, Uri ben Rav Hirz Hamburger]

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Hodgkinson, William (1661/2–1731), merchant and landowner, was probably born at Overton in the parish of Ashover, Derbyshire, where he was baptized on 2 April 1662; he was the second son of George Hodgkinson (d. 1692) of Overton and his wife, Anne. George Hodgkinson's...

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Lowther, Sir Christopher, first baronet (1611–1644), merchant and landowner, born in early 1611 at Skirwith Hall, Kirkland parish, Skirwith, Cumberland, and baptized on 4 May 1611, was the second son of Sir John Lowther (1582–1637), lawyer and landowner, of Lowther Hall, Westmorland, and ...

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Lowther, Sir William (bap. 1612, d. 1688), merchant and landowner, of Swillington, Yorkshire, baptized at Holy Trinity Church, Kendal, Westmorland, on 28 September 1612, was the third son of Sir John Lowther (1582–1637), of Lowther Hall, Westmorland, and Ellinor Fleming (c.1583–1659)...

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Verney, John, first Viscount Fermanagh (1640–1717), merchant and landowner, was born on 5 November 1640, second son of Sir Ralph Verney MP, first baronet (1613–1696), of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, and Mary Blacknall (1616–1650), heir of John Blacknall of Abingdon, Berkshire. At the age of seven ...