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Blunt, Sir John, first baronet (bap. 1665, d. 1733), financier and a founder of the South Sea Company, son of Thomas Blunt, a Baptist shoemaker of Rochester, Kent, and Isabella, daughter of Thomas Blacke, yeoman, was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, on 24 July 1665. He became free of the ...

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Brown, John (1736–1803), merchant and politician in the United States of America, was born on 27 January 1736 in Providence, Rhode Island, the third son of James Brown (1698–1739) merchant and shipowner, and Hope Power (1702–1792). John Brown was a member of a distinguished ...

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Eyles, Sir Francis, first baronet (c. 1650–1716), merchant and financier, was the son of John Eyles (d. 1662), wool-stapler and mercer of Devizes, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). He was the younger brother of Sir John Eyles. On 26 May 1669 he was apprenticed to ...

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Eyles, Sir John (d. 1703), merchant and financier, was the first son of John Eyles (d. 1662), a mercer and wool-stapler with a shop in Devizes from 1640 onwards, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). Eyles chose to pursue a career in ...

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Ward, Richard (1689–1763), merchant and colonial governor, was born on 15 April 1689 in Newport, Rhode Island, the youngest of the three children of Thomas Ward (1641–1689), merchant and colonial official of Rhode Island, and his second wife, Amy (1658–1732), daughter of Samuel Billings...