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Harrod, William (bap. 1753, d. 1819), topographer and printer, was baptized on 15 February 1753 at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, the eldest of five children of William Harrod (bap. 1730, d. 1805) and his wife, Deborah (c.1723–1806). His father was a printer and bookseller who served as master of ...



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Heath, Charles (1761–1830), topographical printer, was a native of Hurcott, near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, where his father owned extensive paper mills. He was educated in a school at Hartlebury in Worcestershire and served an apprenticeship as a printer in Nottingham. In 1791 he set up his own press at ...


Rudder, Samuel (bap. 1726, d. 1801), topographer and printer, was baptized on 5 December 1726 at Uley, Gloucestershire, the son of Roger Rudder (c.1687–1771), a shopkeeper and pig-killer, and his wife, Lydia Hillier. Nothing is known of his youth or of his education, which his accomplishments suggest was at a grammar school. He was in business at ...