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G. G. Smith

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Mitchel, William (1670–1740?), tinsmith and pamphleteer, was born in Scotland but nothing is known of his early life. In or about 1696 he moved to Edinburgh and took up residence in the Bowhead. There he earned a living as a tinsmith and by superintending the lighting of the town lamps. ...


Wiggin, Sir Henry Samuel, first baronet (1824–1905), metal refiner and politician, was born at Cheadle, Staffordshire, on 14 February 1824, the younger son in the family of two sons and four daughters of William Wiggin (1783–1862), draper, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Milner (...