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Brown, Richard (1736–1816), stonemason and manufacturer of decorative stone, was born in Derby and baptized at the collegiate church of All Saints on 25 July 1736, son of Richard Browne [Richard [i] Brown] (1700–1756), mason, and his second wife, Ann, née...

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Pennant, George Sholto Gordon Douglas-, second Baron Penrhyn (1836–1907), landowner and quarry owner, was born on 30 September 1836 at Linton Springs, Yorkshire, the elder son and third child of Edward Gordon Douglas (1800–1886), third son of John Douglas, second son of James Douglas, ...

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Pennant, Richard, Baron Penrhyn (c. 1737–1808), slate manufacturer and politician, was the second son of John Pennant (d. 1782), merchant, and his wife, Bonella Hodges (d. 1763), who were resident in Jamaica. His father was descended from Thomas Pennant, the fifteenth-century abbot of ...

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Smith, George William Duff Assheton (1848–1904), quarry owner and landowner, was born on 17 May 1848 in London, the eldest son of Robert George Duff (b. 1819), of Wellington Lodge, Isle of Wight, and Mary Astley (d. 1874). He had two brothers, ...

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Smith, Thomas Assheton (1776–1858), quarry owner and sportsman, was born in Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, London, on 2 August 1776. He was the second of the nine children of Thomas Assheton Smith (1752–1828), a landowner and MP, and his wife, Elizabeth (...