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Fitzwilliam, Richard, seventh Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (1745–1816), benefactor and musical antiquary, was born on 1 August 1745 at Richmond, Surrey, the eldest son of Richard Fitzwilliam, sixth Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion (d. 1776), and Catherine (c.1710–1786), eldest daughter and coheir of the Dutch-born merchant and political economist ...

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Ford, James (1779–1850), antiquary and benefactor, born at Canterbury on 31 October 1779, was the eldest son of the Revd James Ford (d. 1824), minor canon of Durham and afterwards minor canon of Canterbury, and his wife, Dorothy, third daughter of William Spearman...