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Imray, James (1803–1870), hydrographer and stationer, was born on 16 May 1803 in Spitalfields, London, the third child and eldest son of the six children of James Imray (1761/2–1830), a Scottish dyer, and his wife, Elizabeth Cooper (1779/80–1842). In 1818, shortly before his fifteenth birthday, ...

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Parsons, William (1658–1705), army officer and publisher, was the youngest of the two sons of Sir William Parsons of Langley, Buckinghamshire, who was created baronet in 1661, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Laurence Parsons, knight. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford...

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Peake, Sir Robert (c. 1605–1667), printseller and royalist army officer, was the grandson of Robert Peake (c. 1551–1619), principal painter to Henry, prince of Wales, son of James I, who in 1607 granted him the office of serjeant-painter which he held jointly with ...

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Tapp, John (c. 1575–1631), writer on navigation and publisher, was entered as an apprentice to the Drapers' Company in 1589 and was discharged in 1596. In the same year, while living near the Bulwark gate on Tower Hill, he re-edited the English translation by ...