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Farriner, Thomas (1615/16?–1670), baker, was apprenticed in March 1629 to Thomas Dodson, a London baker, and then served Richard Beaumont before being admitted a member of the Bakers' Company on 30 March 1637. On 9 July that year Farriner, described as of ...

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McVitie, Robert (1809–1883), baker and confectioner, was born at Nunholm, Dumfries, the son of William McVitie, farmer, and his wife, Jean Green. His father was a failed poet and a friend of Sir Walter Scott, who used his name in Rob Roy. After an apprenticeship to a ...