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Estaugh [née Haddon], Elizabeth (1680–1762), Quaker leader and colonial landowner, was born on 5 July 1680 in Bermondsey, Surrey, the second daughter and third child of John Haddon (1654–1724) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Clarke (1651?–1724). John Haddon was a convinced Quaker and twice had been fined for voicing his religious views. Like other Quakers he was persuaded by ...

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Norris, Isaac (1701–1766), landowner and politician in America, was born on 3 December 1701 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of fourteen children of Isaac Norris (1671–1735), and his wife, Mary (1674–1748), daughter of Thomas Lloyd, president of the council of Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of ...

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Penn, Thomas (1702–1775), landowner, was born at Kensington, London, on 8 March 1702, the second son of William Penn (1644–1718), founder of Pennsylvania, and his second wife, Hannah Callowhill (1670–1726). During his childhood the Penn family received little profit from the colony, and ...

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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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Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy, was born in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the elder son of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and the writer Priscilla Wakefield (1750–1832), daughter of Daniel Bell. Daniel Wakefield was his younger brother. Edward...