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Buckland, Richard (d. 1436), merchant and administrator, was a member of the Fishmongers' Company in the city of London and treasurer of Calais. The names of his parents are unknown, although he had a brother, Christopher. The bequest in his will to the collegiate church of ...

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Dixie, Sir Wolstan (1524/5–1594), merchant and administrator, mayor of London, was the fourth son of Thomas Dixie, a husbandman of Catworth in Huntingdonshire, and of Anne Jephson. In 1547 he was apprenticed to a leading merchant adventurer and freeman of the Skinners' Company...

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Halyburton, Andrew (d. 1506), merchant and administrator, was probably a native of Edinburgh, where he owned a tenement on the north side of the High Street. Nothing is known of his family except that he had at least two sisters. By 1493 he had been appointed conservator of the privileges of the Scottish nation in the lands of the ...

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John Hawley the elder (c. 1350–1408) memorial brass by kind permission of Becky Wright Photos; St Saviour's Church, Dartmouth

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Hawley, John, the elder (c. 1350–1408), pirate, merchant, and administrator, of Dartmouth, Devon, was the younger son of the first John Hawley who settled in Dartmouth some time before 1340. Hawley was elected mayor for the first time in 1374—the beginning of a career which would make him the richest and most important man in ...

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Oliver, Andrew (1706–1774), public servant and merchant in America, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 28 March 1706, the son of Daniel Oliver (1663–1732), merchant, and Elizabeth Belcher (1677–1735). Oliver was born into one of the élite colonial Boston families. After graduating from ...

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Soper, William (d. 1459), administrator and merchant, was the son of Robert and Clemency Soper. The family may have been connected with Salisbury: a John Soper traded with that city, and William himself had a house there c.1445; another possible place of origin is the area round ...

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Wesel, Gerhard von (c. 1443–1510), merchant and administrator, was the second of three sons of the Cologne merchant Hermann von Wesel (d. 1484) and his wife, Kathrinchen. Of Gerhard's education it is only known that he matriculated at the University of Cologne...