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Heritage, John (c. 1470–c. 1536), sheep farmer and dealer in wool, was known to his contemporaries as a woolman or woolmonger. He was born about 1470, probably at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, the son of Roger Heritage (d. 1495), a farmer of some substance, and his wife, ...


John Macarthur (1766–1834) by unknown engraver from the collection of the National Archives of Australia: A1200, L10417


Macarthur, John (1766–1834), merchant and wool-grower, was probably born on 18 August 1766 and was baptized on 3 September 1767 at Stoke Damerel, near Plymouth, Devon, one of three known children of the expatriate Scot Alexander Macarthur (1720?–1790), mercer and draper, and his wife, ...


Pinney, John Pretor (1740–1818), merchant and planter, was born at Chard, Somerset, on 18 September 1740, the second of the two children of Michael Pretor (d. 1744), a gentleman, of Okehampton, Devon, and his wife, Alicia Clarke (d. 1759). At the age of fifteen he passed into the guardianship of his cousins ...