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Cushing, Thomas (1725–1788), merchant and politician, was born on 24 March 1725 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas Cushing (b. 1694), leading merchant and public official, and Mary Bromfield (b. 1696). Little is known of Thomas's early life, but he was probably brought up in the expectation that he would one day take over the family business from his father. He attended ...

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Cutt, John (bap. 1613, d. 1681), merchant and politician, was baptized in Bath, the second of six children of John Cutt (1563–1625), a merchant, and his second wife, Bridget, the daughter of Arthur Baker of Aust in Gloucestershire. Almost nothing is known regarding the first thirty years of his life. His younger brother ...

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Love, William (c. 1620–1689), merchant and politician, was the eldest son of William Love of Aynho, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of John Uvedale. His family were members of the minor gentry, armigerous since Elizabeth I's reign. As an adolescent he was apprenticed to ...

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Ward, Sir Patience (1629–1696), merchant and politician, was born on 7 December 1629 at the manor of Tanshelf, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, the seventh son of Thomas Ward (d. 1635) and his wife, Elizabeth (d. after 1651). Hoping for a daughter, Ward's...