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Francis Fuller (1807–1887) by unknown engraver, pubd 1851 (after Richard Beard) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fuller, Francis (1807–1887), surveyor and land agent, was born in Coulsdon, Surrey, on 29 June 1807, the son of John and Sarah Sayer Fuller. His father was then a substantial farmer, but by 1837 was described as a land surveyor. Francis was educated at ...

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Parkinson, James (bap. 1730, d. 1813), land agent and museum proprietor, was born in Shrewsbury, where he was baptized at St Mary's Church on 28 February 1730, the son of James Parkinson and his wife, Jane Birch. His family was settled in Ireland...

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Sturge, William (1820–1905), surveyor and land agent, was born on 21 August 1820 in Bristol, the eldest of four sons and four daughters of Jacob Player Sturge (1793–1857), of Y. and J. P. Sturge, surveyors and land agents of Bristol, and his wife, ...

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Thynne, Sir John (1512/13–1580), estate manager and builder of Longleat, was born in Church Stretton, Shropshire, the eldest son of Thomas Thynne of Church Stretton, and Margaret, daughter of Thomas Eynns, also of Church Stretton. He was a nephew of William Thynne, and was probably encouraged to move to ...

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Sir John Thynne (1512/1313–1580) by unknown artist, 1566 reproduced by permission of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London