Greenwood, John (1727–1792), portrait painter and auctioneer, was born on 7 December 1727 in Boston, Massachusetts, and baptized on 10 December in the Old North Church, Boston, the son of Samuel Greenwood (1690–1742), a Harvard graduate (1709) and merchant, and his second wife, ...
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Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), soap manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 19 September 1851, at 16 Wood Street, Bolton, seventh child and elder son of James Lever (1809–1897), wholesale and retail grocer, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of William Hesketh...
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Plint, Thomas Edward (1823–1861), stockbroker and art collector, was born in Leeds, the son of Thomas Plint, woollen merchant and radical reformer. His father was co-founder, with Samuel Smiles, J. G. Marshall, and Homer Stansfield, of the Leeds Parliamentary Reform Association, which advocated household suffrage. A Liberal, like his father, ...
Tate, Sir Henry, first baronet (1819–1899), sugar refiner and benefactor, was born at Chorley in Lancashire on 11 March 1819, the eleventh child of the Revd William Tate (1773–1836), and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Nathaniel Booth of Gildestone, Yorkshire. Tate's parents had twelve children in all, four having died before ...
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Warren, Edward Perry (1860–1928), art collector, was born at Waltham, Massachusetts, on 8 June 1860. He was one of five children of Samuel Dennis Warren (1817–1888) and his wife, Susan Cornelia, née Clarke (1825–1901). Samuel Warren, a descendant of modest farmers who came from ...