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Blunt, Sir John, first baronet (bap. 1665, d. 1733), financier and a founder of the South Sea Company, son of Thomas Blunt, a Baptist shoemaker of Rochester, Kent, and Isabella, daughter of Thomas Blacke, yeoman, was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, on 24 July 1665. He became free of the ...

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Eyles, Sir Francis, first baronet (c. 1650–1716), merchant and financier, was the son of John Eyles (d. 1662), wool-stapler and mercer of Devizes, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). He was the younger brother of Sir John Eyles. On 26 May 1669 he was apprenticed to ...

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Eyles, Sir John (d. 1703), merchant and financier, was the first son of John Eyles (d. 1662), a mercer and wool-stapler with a shop in Devizes from 1640 onwards, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). Eyles chose to pursue a career in ...