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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America  

Edward J. Cashin

Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...


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Lempriere, Charles (1818–1901), politician and speculator  

A. T. S. Goodrick

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Lempriere, Charles (1818–1901), politician and speculator, born at Exeter on 21 September 1818, was second son of John Lemprière (c. 1765–1824), compiler of the Classical Dictionary, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Deane of Salisbury. He entered Merchant Taylors' School in February 1825 and matriculated at ...


Pitt, Joseph (1759–1842), property developer and politician  

James Hodsdon

Pitt, Joseph (1759–1842), property developer and politician, was born in 1759 at Little Witcombe, a hamlet in Badgeworth, Gloucestershire, where he was baptized at the parish church on 24 June, the youngest of five sons of Joseph Pitt, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, ...


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Pitt, Joseph (1759–1842)  

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Joseph Pitt (1759–1842) by William Mulready, early 19th cent. © The Cheltenham Trust and Cheltenham Borough Council