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Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John Horniman (1803–1893) and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Smith of Witney. The first two children and the last died in infancy; young ...

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Hyland [Highland], Samuel (fl. 1638–1663), distiller and political activist, was perhaps born in Sussex, where one of his sons later acquired an estate; further details of his birth and upbringing are unknown. By the late 1630s he was established in his trade in ...

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Peek, James (1800–1879), biscuit manufacturer, was born on 8 June 1800, the sixth and youngest son of John Peek (1735–1847), farmer and landowner of Loddiswell, Devon, and his wife, Susanna. He was educated locally and then joined his brothers Richard and William in a tea, coffee, and spice dealers' business in ...

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Tate, Sir Henry, first baronet (1819–1899), sugar refiner and benefactor, was born at Chorley in Lancashire on 11 March 1819, the eleventh child of the Revd William Tate (1773–1836), and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Nathaniel Booth of Gildestone, Yorkshire. Tate's parents had twelve children in all, four having died before ...

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Sir Henry Tate, first baronet (1819–1899) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1897 © Tate, London, 2004

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Watson, Sir (James) Angus (1874–1961), food manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 16 January 1874 at Ryton-on-Tyne, Northumberland, the eldest of three children and the only son of Alexander Watson, a sanitary pipe manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Anne, the daughter of the ...