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Bulloch, John (1805–1882), brass-finisher and literary scholar, was a native of Aberdeen. For most of his life he worked as a brass-finisher, and lived in very humble circumstances, but he devoted much of his leisure to literary pursuits. He contributed to The Athenaeum...

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Jonathan Buttall (1752–1805) by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1770 [The blue boy] courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

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Buttall, Jonathan (1752–1805), ironmonger, the possible subject of Thomas Gainsborough's painting The Blue Boy, was the eldest of the three sons of Jonathan Buttall (d. 1768), ironmonger, and Elizabeth, née Higgins (d. 1780). He was probably born at the family's house in ...

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Hanbury, Richard (c. 1535–1608), goldsmith and ironmaster, was born at Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, the only son of John Hanbury of Elmley Lovett and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Brode of Dunclent, Worcestershire. He came of a long line of small landowners in ...

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Leathart, James (1820–1895), lead manufacturer and art collector, was born on 25 November 1820 at Hill House, Alston Moor, Alston, Cumberland, the son of John Leathart (b. 1793), mining engineer and lead miner, and Margaret Setree (1792–1870). He attended Alston grammar school...