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Ronald William George Barker (1929–2005) by unknown photographer, 1975 Getty Images

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Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian, was born on 25 September 1929 at 70 Garfield Street, Bedford, the only son and second of the three children of Leonard William Barker, a clerk for Shell, and his wife, Edith Eleanor, née...

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Browne, Alexander (d. 1706), miniature painter and auctioneer, was also one of the first publishers of mezzotints. Of his parents and education nothing is known. In 1669 he wrote and published his Ars Pictoria, or, An Academy Treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning and Etching...

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Christie, James (1730–1803), auctioneer, was born in Perth, Scotland. Little is known of his background, except that his mother was a MacDonald; his father, an Englishman of good family. He entered the navy, but resigned his commission as a midshipman about 1750 in order to marry....

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Christie, James (1773–1831), antiquary and auctioneer, eldest son of James Christie (1730–1803), was born in Pall Mall in 1773. He was educated at Eton College and was intended for the church, but joined the family firm and directed it after his father's death in 1803. In addition to an active life as an auctioneer, ...

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James Christie (1730–1803) by Thomas Gainsborough, exh. RA 1778 © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

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Driver, Robert Collier (1816–1897), surveyor and auctioneer, was born on 28 August 1816, one of the five sons of Charles Burrell Driver (1788–1852), of Cornhill, City of London, stationer, and his wife, Ann Manning. He was educated at a school in Epping, and in 1832 he was articled to ...

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Evans, Robert Harding (1777–1857), bookseller and auctioneer, was born on 6 December 1777 in Westminster, the son of Thomas Evans (1742–1784), a bookseller in the Strand, and his wife, Ann. He entered Westminster School in 1788, and was afterwards apprenticed to Thomas Payne...

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Greenwood, John (1727–1792), portrait painter and auctioneer, was born on 7 December 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts, and baptized on 10 December in the Old North Church, Boston, the son of Samuel Greenwood (1690–1742), a Harvard graduate (1709) and merchant, and his second wife, ...

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Langford, Abraham (1711–1774), auctioneer, was born in the parish of St Paul, Covent Garden, London, of unknown parentage. As a young man he began to write for the stage, his first published piece being an ‘entertainment’ called The Judgment of Paris, produced in 1730. His ballad opera entitled ...

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Millington, Edward (c. 1636–1703), auctioneer and bookseller, was born about 1636 (assuming that he was near the average age of completion at the end of his apprenticeship), the son of Edward Millington, a yeoman from Nottingham. His mother's name is unknown. Millington was apprenticed to ...