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Leisler, Jacob (bap. 1640, d. 1691), merchant and rebel leader in America, was baptized on 31 March 1640 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the first of eight children of the Revd Jacob Victorian Leisler (1606–1653), and his wife, Susanne Adelheid, née Wissenbach (1612–1694)...

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Papillon, Thomas (1623–1702), merchant and politician, was born on 6 September 1623, the fifth son of David Papillon (1581–1659) of Roehampton, Surrey, and Lubenham, Leicestershire, and his second wife, Anna-Maria (1591–1675), daughter of Jean Calandrini of Sedan, France, and Putney, Surrey. Papillon boasted a tempestuous Huguenot ancestry, his great-grandfather having fallen victim to the St Bartholomew's day massacre of 1572. Brought to ...