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Shrubsole, William (1729–1797), Independent minister and mastmaker, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 7 April 1729 and baptized at St Clement's, Sandwich, on 18 April, the son of Edward Shrubsole and Mary Chapman, who had married on 1 July 1726. In February 1743 he was apprenticed to ...

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Smith, Thomas (d. 1658), shipowner and naval official, was from an obscure but armigerous family. He rose to prominence as secretary to Algernon Percy, tenth earl of Northumberland, lord high admiral from 1638 to 1662. An energetic official, with good contacts at court, ...