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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 ...