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Blackett, Sir William, first baronet (1657–1705), landowner and mine owner, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 5 April 1657. He was the eighth child and third surviving son of Sir William Blackett, also first baronet (1621–1680), and his first wife, Elizabeth (...

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Bulmer, Sir Bevis (d. 1613), courtier and mining projector, whose origins are shrouded in mystery, was a close friend of both Queen Elizabeth and James VI and I. Stephen Atkinson, his refiner of ores and a constant companion after 1587, wrote an account of ...

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Newdigate, Sir Richard, second baronet (1644–1710), landowner and mining entrepreneur, was born on 5 May 1644, the eighth child and third (but first surviving) son of Richard Newdigate (1602–1678) and his wife, Juliana (c.1610–1685), sister of Sir Francis Leigh, Baron Dunsmore...

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Ridley, Sir Matthew White, second baronet (1745–1813), land and coal owner and politician, was born on 28 October 1745 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second of the twelve children of Matthew Ridley (1711–1778) of Heaton Hall and Newcastle, a landowner, coal magnate, and MP, though the eldest of ...