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Porter, George Richardson (1792–1852), civil servant and statistician, was born in London, the son of a merchant. Educated at Merchant Taylors' School, London, he traded from 1813 in sugar and wine from various London addresses. About 1820 he married Sarah, daughter of Abraham Ricardo...

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Rickman, John (1771–1840), statistician and civil servant, was born on 22 August 1771, the only son of Thomas Rickman, vicar of Newburn, Northumberland. He was educated at Guildford grammar school (1781–5), matriculated from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1788, migrated to Lincoln College, and graduated BA in 1792. ...