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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...

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See Gray, Francis James [Frank]

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Lempriere, Charles (1818–1901), politician and speculator, born at Exeter on 21 September 1818, was second son of John Lemprière (c. 1765–1824), compiler of the Classical Dictionary, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Deane of Salisbury. He entered Merchant Taylors' School in February 1825 and matriculated at ...

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See Lennox, Charles Gordon-, fifth duke of Richmond and fifth duke of Lennox

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Mackreth, Sir Robert (bap. 1727, d. 1819), speculator and politician, obscured his origins from contemporaries, but was almost certainly from Kendal, Westmorland (he left £50 to the poor there, as well as some property and a bequest to a female relative). The only indication from local records has him baptized at ...

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Macleane, Lauchlin [formerly Laughlin McLean] (1728/9–1778), political agent and speculator, was born some time between 30 May 1728 and 29 May 1729, at either Ballymoney or Rasharkin, both in co. Antrim, Ireland. He was the eldest of four children of the Revd John McLean (1699–1765)...

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Mahon, Charles James Patrick [known as the O'Gorman Mahon] (1800–1891), politician and financial speculator, was born into a prominent Catholic family at Ennis, co. Clare, on about 17 March 1800, the eldest of four children. His father, Patrick Mahon of New Park...