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Evance, Sir Stephen (1654/5–1712), goldsmith and entrepreneur, was born at New Haven, New England, the son of John Evance, a London merchant who had emigrated to Virginia in 1635 and traded with the Caribbean islands. Evance presumably spent his youth in New England...


Sir Hugh Myddelton, baronet (1556x60?60–1631) by Cornelius Johnson, 1628 The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Mary Frick Jacobs Collection, BMA 1938.196


Myddelton [Middleton], Sir Hugh, baronet (1556x60?–1631), goldsmith and entrepreneur, was born probably between 1555 and 1560 at Galch Hill in the parish of Henllan, Denbighshire, north Wales. He was the sixth son of the nine sons and seven daughters of Richard Myddelton (...