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Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman, was born on 2 June 1857 in Highholborn Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest legitimate son of William Barnes (1832–1891) and his wife, Amelia, née Johnson (c.1834–1893), coffee planters of Kraal district in the mountains of ...

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Bicknell, Elhanan (1788–1861), art patron and businessman, was born on 21 December 1788, at 8 Blackman Street, Southwark, London, the second son of William Bicknell (1749–1825) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Randall (1756–1821), of Sevenoaks, Kent. William was a friend of John Wesley...

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Cox, James (c. 1723–1800), jeweller and entrepreneur, was born in London, the son of Henry Cox (c.1691–1746), tailor of Broad Street, and his wife, Frances, née Matthews. He was apprenticed in 1738 to Humphry Pugh, goldsmith of Fleet Street and freeman of the ...

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Frith, Francis (1822–1898), photographer and businessman, was born on 7 October 1822 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the only son and the second among the three children of Francis Frith (1790–1871), cooper of Chesterfield, and his wife, Alice (1789?–1863). Born into a Quaker family, Frith's...

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William Gibbs (1790–1875) by unknown photographer, 1862–3 © reserved

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Gibbs, William (1790–1875), businessman and religious philanthropist, was born on 22 May 1790 at 6 Calle de Cantarranas, Madrid, Spain, the second son of Antony Gibbs (1756–1815), merchant, and his wife, Dorothea Barnetta, née Hucks (1760–1820). The judge and politician Sir Vicary Gibbs...

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Maw, John Hornby (1800–1885), entrepreneur and artist, was born on 12 April 1800 at Ferry, in Lincolnshire, the eldest of four children of George Maw (1770–1834), a local farmer, and his wife, Ann, née Hornby (1769–1828). His parents married in 1799. In 1807 they and their (then) three children moved from ...

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Sir Hugh Myddelton, baronet (1556x60?60–1631) by Cornelius Johnson, 1628 The Baltimore Museum of Art: The Mary Frick Jacobs Collection, BMA 1938.196

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Myddelton [Middleton], Sir Hugh, baronet (1556x60?–1631), goldsmith and entrepreneur, was born probably between 1555 and 1560 at Galch Hill in the parish of Henllan, Denbighshire, north Wales. He was the sixth son of the nine sons and seven daughters of Richard Myddelton (...

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Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber (1812–1895) by William Walker, pubd 1852 (after Richard Buckner) Glamorgan Record Office

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Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector, eldest child of Albemarle Bertie, ninth earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), former army general and tory MP for Stamford, and his second wife, Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth, née Layard (1780–1858)...