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Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John Horniman (1803–1893) and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Smith of Witney. The first two children and the last died in infancy; young ...

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Jordan, Abraham (c. 1666–1715/16), distiller and organ builder, was the son of Abraham Jordan (d. in or before 1669), vintner, and grandson of William Jordan, yeoman, of Ratbey, Leicestershire, and was probably born either there or in London. The tradition that the family came from ...