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Chetwynd, Godfrey John Boyle, eighth Viscount Chetwynd (1863–1936), munitions manufacturer, was born in Mundersley, Norfolk on 3 October 1863, the second son of Henry Weyland Chetwynd (1829–1893), and his wife, Julia Bosville née Davidson (1823–1901). His father, the third son of the sixth Viscount Chetwynd in the Irish peerage...

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Purdey, James (1784–1863), gun maker, was born in August 1784 in Whitechapel, London, the third son of James Purdey, blacksmith, and his wife, Anne. Of their three sons and five daughters, only James and his sister Martha (1774–1853) survived infancy. Martha married in 1793 ...