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Campbell, James Duncan (1833–1907), customs official  

Robert Bickers

Campbell, James Duncan (1833–1907), customs official, was born on 9 February 1833 at 7 Warriston Crescent, Edinburgh, the first child of Major Robert Campbell (1799–1874), of Craignish, Argyll, an officer in the 46th regiment, and his first wife, Louisa, née Baillie (d...

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Cannon, John (1684–1743), excise official and autobiographer  

Tim Hitchcock

Cannon, John (1684–1743), excise official and autobiographer, was born on 28 March 1684, the third but eldest surviving child of John Cannon (b. 1648), smallholder and butcher, and his wife, Elizabeth Hooper (b. 1644), in the small central Somerset village of ...

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Coffey, Aeneas (c. 1780–1852), exciseman and inventor of a still  

Ronald M. Birse

revised by Christine Clark

Coffey, Aeneas (c. 1780–1852), exciseman and inventor of a still, was born probably in Dublin (though one source gives his birthplace as Calais), the son of Andrew Coffey, the city engineer of Dublin, who was employed in the Dublin city waterworks from 1774 to 1832. He is thought to have attended classes at ...

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Croft, Thomas (c. 1435–1488), customs official, shipowner, and patron of Atlantic exploration  

C. S. L. Davies

Croft, Thomas (c. 1435–1488), customs official, shipowner, and patron of Atlantic exploration, was the son of William Croft (d. 1439) of Croft Castle, Herefordshire, and Isabella, presumably a second wife. He was born during the 1430s, the youngest of four brothers, including ...

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Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician  

Alexander Murdoch

Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician, was born on 27 June 1687, probably at Edinburgh, although in some accounts his place of birth is given as Newton Castle in Perthshire, where his father had business and family connections. He was one of at least three children of the factor and merchant ...

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Duncan, William Augustine (1811–1885), newspaper editor and customs official in Australia  

Gordon Goodwin

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Duncan, William Augustine (1811–1885), newspaper editor and customs official in Australia, was born on 12 March 1811 at Bluefield, Towie, Aberdeenshire, the son of Peter Duncan and his wife, Mary, née Macdougal. He was educated with a view to being ordained in the ...

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Freeling, Sir George Henry (1789–1841)  

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Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs  

Anita McConnell

Gibson, Francis (bap. 1752, d. 1805), mariner and collector of customs, was baptized at Whitby, Yorkshire, on 16 January 1752, the son of Joseph Gibson, commander of a merchant ship, and his wife, Mary, daughter of a customs controller at Whitby. He was sent to the day school run by ...

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Hastings, Thomas (1778–1854), army officer, customs officer, and artist  

Marianne A. Yule

Hastings, Thomas (1778–1854), army officer, customs officer, and artist, was born on 20 July 1778 in St Pancras, London, where he was baptized, the son of Edward Barnett, an attorney of the court of the king’s bench and solicitor of the high court of chancery, and his wife ...

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Maze, Sir Frederick William (1871–1959), civil servant and customs official in China  

Robert Sharp

Maze, Sir Frederick William (1871–1959), civil servant and customs official in China, was born on 2 July 1871 at 11 Abercorn Terrace in Belfast, the younger son of James Maze, linen merchant, of Ballinderry, and Mary, one of two daughters of Henry Hart...

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McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison  

David Stevenson

McNachtane, John, of Dundarave (d. 1773), customs official and founder of the Beggar's Benison, was the second son of John McNachtane of Dundarave, Argyll (d. in or after 1711) and Isobel, daughter of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy. On his elder brother's death in 1702 he became heir to ...

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Milles, Thomas (c. 1550–1626?), customs official and antiquary  

John Whyman

Milles, Thomas (c. 1550–1626?), customs official and antiquary, was born in Ashford, Kent, the son of Richard Milles of Ashford and his first wife, Johanna, daughter of Thomas Glover of Ashford and sister of Robert Glover (1543/4–1588), Somerset herald. Having received a '...

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Morris, Corbyn (1710–1779), customs administrator and economist  

Alexander Murdoch

Morris, Corbyn (1710–1779), customs administrator and economist, is a figure about whose origins and early life nothing is known. He was probably the son of Edmund Morris and his wife, Margaret, and baptized at Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, on 19 August 1710. He first attracted notice by the publication in 1741 of ...

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Morse, Hosea Ballou (1855–1934), customs official and historian of China  

Richard J. Smith

Morse, Hosea Ballou (1855–1934), customs official and historian of China, was born on 18 July 1855 in South Brookfield, Queens county, Nova Scotia, the first of the four children of Albert David Morse (1832–1900) and his wife, née Mercey Dexter Park (c...

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Murdoch, John (1818–1903), journalist and customs and excise official  

Charles W. J. Withers

Murdoch, John (1818–1903), journalist and customs and excise official, was born on 15 January 1818 at Lynemore Farm, Ardclach, Nairnshire, Scotland, the second child and eldest son of the nine children of John Murdoch, farm manager, and Mary McPherson, daughter of an Inverness-shire...

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Nairne, Edward (c. 1742–1799), lawyer and customs official  

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Nyren, John (fl. 1827–1830)  

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Renzy, Sir Matthew de (1577–1634), customs official and Gaelic scholar  

Brian Mac Cuarta

Renzy, Sir Matthew de (1577–1634), customs official and Gaelic scholar, was born in 1577 in 'Cullen' (probably Cologne), Germany. Having spent some time as a cloth dealer in Antwerp, he moved to London and lived there as a merchant stranger in ...