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Disney, John (1779–1857), barrister and art collector, born at Flintham Hall, Nottinghamshire, the home of his paternal uncle Lewis Disney, on 29 May 1779, was the eldest son of seven children of the Revd John Disney DD (1746–1816), a Church of England, and later Unitarian, clergyman, and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Tate, first baronet (1819–1899) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1897 © Tate, London, 2004

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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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John Edward Taylor (1830–1905) by unknown artist, c. 1849 © reserved

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Taylor, John Edward (1830–1905), newspaper proprietor and art collector, was born on 2 February 1830 at Woodland Terrace, Higher Broughton, a suburb of Manchester, the younger son of John Edward Taylor (1791–1844), founder of the Manchester Guardian, and his first wife, Sophia Russell Scott (...