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Gaskin [née France], Georgie Evelyn Cave (1866–1934), designer, was born on 8 December 1866 at Cliff Cottage, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, the elder daughter of William Hanmer France, contractor's agent, and his wife, Frances Emily Cave-Brown-Cave. Arthur Joseph Gaskin (1862–1928), artist, designer, and teacher...

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Green, Charles (1844–1906), manufacturing jeweller, was born at 77 Hockley Hill, Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 5 January 1844, the son of Charles Green (1817–1865), jeweller, and his wife, Mary, née Mills (1817–1877). At the time of his birth his parents and two older brothers lived where ...

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Heriot, George (1563–1624), jeweller and philanthropist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 June 1563, the eldest son of George Heriot (1539/40–1610), goldsmith and MP, of Edinburgh and his first wife, Elizabeth Balderstone. Heriot was apprenticed to his father's trade, and on 14 January 1586 he was contracted to marry ...

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Jacobs, Jacob (1839–1896), wholesale jeweller and politician, was born at 56 Church Street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 11 July 1839, the second child of Ephraim Jacobs (1804/5–1862), a furrier of Jewish descent born in Poland, and his wife, Jane, née Solomon (d. 1882)...

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Jane, the Queen’s Fool (fl. 1535–1558), court jester, is of obscure origins and parentage. She first appears in the accounts of Anne Boleyn at the very end of that queen’s life. In December 1535 a green satin cap and 25 yards of murrey or purple-red fringe used for trimming a dress were purchased for ‘her Grace’s woman fool’ from ...

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Marchant, Nathaniel (1738/9–1816), gem-engraver and medallist, came from a family long-established in the village of Mayfield, Sussex. Details of his parentage and birth are obscure, although he was possibly the son of another Nathaniel Marchant (b. 1702), at one time an apprentice watchmaker. ...

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Thomason, Sir Edward (bap. 1769, d. 1849), manufacturer of buttons and jewellery and publisher of medals, was baptized in Birmingham on 14 November 1769, the son of Edward Thomason, a buckle manufacturer, and his wife, Catherine. He served as an apprentice in Matthew Boulton's...