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Bowes, John (1811–1885), coal industrialist and art collector, was born at 13 South Street, Chelsea, London, on 19 June 1811, the illegitimate son of John Bowes, tenth earl of Strathmore (1769–1820), and Mary (1787–1860), the daughter of George and Ann Milner of Stainton, co. Durham...

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Cook, Sir Francis, first baronet (1817–1901), merchant and art collector, was born at Clapham, Surrey, on 3 January 1817, the second son of the seven children of William Cook (1784–1869) of Roydon Hall, Kent, and his wife, Mary Ann (d. 1862), the daughter of ...

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Ellis, Wynne (1790–1875), haberdasher and art collector, was born at Oundle, Northamptonshire, in July 1790, the son of Thomas Ellis, who traced his ancestry to the Ellises of mid-Wales, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Ordway. He received a good education, then went to ...

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Leathart, James (1820–1895), lead manufacturer and art collector, was born on 25 November 1820 at Hill House, Alston Moor, Alston, Cumberland, the son of John Leathart (b. 1793), mining engineer and lead miner, and Margaret Setree (1792–1870). He attended Alston grammar school...

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Morrison, James (1789–1857), merchant, politician, and art collector, was born at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, the second son of Joseph Morrison, innkeeper, and his wife, Sarah Barnard, of Shapwick in Somerset. One brother and two sisters reached maturity. Orphaned at the age of fourteen, he pursued an obscure career until his employment as shopman by ...