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Abell, William (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655)  

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William Abell (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655) by unknown engraver, 1641 [The Copie of a Letter Sent from the Roaring Boyes in Elizium] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Abell, William (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655), vintner and local politician  

Dagmar Freist

Abell, William (b. c. 1584, d. in or after 1655), vintner and local politician, was the son of Thomas Abell of Oundle, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Suzanna Barker. He was probably born at Oundle, where his grandfather William Abell had endowed Oundle School...

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Acton, Eliza (1799–1859), writer on cookery and poet  

Elizabeth Ray

Acton, Eliza (1799–1859), writer on cookery and poet, was born at Battle, Sussex, on 17 April 1799, the eldest of the five children of John Acton and his wife, Elizabeth, née Mercer. The Actons were a Suffolk family, and returned there soon after ...

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Ainslie, Hew (1792–1878), brewer and poet  

T. W. Bayne

revised by Douglas Brown

Ainslie, Hew (1792–1878), brewer and poet, was born on 5 April 1792 at Bargeny Mains in the parish of Dailly, Ayrshire, only son of the three children of George Ainslie, a butler on the estate of Sir Hew Dalrymple Hamilton. His mother's name is unknown, but ...

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Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator  

Eric Midwinter

revised by Christine Clark

Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator, was born on 14 January 1774 in Newington Green, Middlesex, the third son, and sixth and last child, of Rawson Aislabie (d. 1806), soap and wine merchant of Newington Green who owned two estates on the island of ...

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Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842)  

Maker: Henry Edward Dawe

Benjamin Aislabie (1774–1842) by Henry Edward Dawe © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allsopp, Henry, first Baron Hindlip (1811–1887), brewer  

R. G. Wilson

Allsopp, Henry, first Baron Hindlip (1811–1887), brewer, was born on 19 February 1811 at Burton upon Trent, the third but only surviving son of Samuel Allsopp of Burton upon Trent and his wife, Frances, only daughter and heir of Charles Fowler of Shrewsbury...

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Appleby, (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008)  

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(Florence) Lucy Appleby (1920–2008) by unknown photographer, 1960s by kind permission of the Appleby family

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Appleby [née Walley], (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008), cheese-maker  

Paul Levy

Appleby [née Walley], (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008), cheese-maker, was born on 1 February 1920 at Lighteach Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, one of eight children of Alfred Edward Walley (1886–1954), a farmer and Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Pierpoint (1891–1964). She was educated at the high school at ...

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Ashford, Mary Ann (1787–1870), domestic servant and autobiographer  

Alison C. Kay

Ashford, Mary Ann (1787–1870), domestic servant and autobiographer, was born on 30 October 1787 in London, where she was baptized at St Mary Woolnoth on 2 December 1787, the second child of Joseph Ashford (d. 1800), tanner, and his wife, Jane, née...

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Astry [married name Orlebar], Diana (bap. 1671, d. 1716), diarist and compiler of recipe books  

Harriet Blodgett

Astry [married name Orlebar], Diana (bap. 1671, d. 1716), diarist and compiler of recipe books, was baptized on 2 January 1671 at St Mary's, Henbury, Gloucestershire, the third daughter and fifth child of Sir Samuel Astry (1632–1704) of Henbury, Gloucestershire, a clerk of the ...

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Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery  

Justine Hopkins

Ayrton [née Walshe; other married name Balchin], Elisabeth Evelyn (1910–1991), novelist and writer on cookery, was born on 2 February 1910 at Littlefield Farm, Worplesdon, Surrey, the eldest child of Douglas Thomas George Walshe (1880–1952) and his first wife, Phyllis Sydney, née...

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Barclay, David (1729–1809), banker and brewer  

Jacob M. Price

revised by Leslie Hannah

Barclay, David (1729–1809), banker and brewer, was the younger son of David Barclay (1682–1769), Quaker merchant, and his second wife, Priscilla, daughter of John Freame, banker, of Lombard Street. David and his brother John became partners in their father's linen and merchant house in ...

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Barclay, David (1729–1809)  

Maker: Houghton

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David Barclay (1729–1809) by Houghton © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barr, Andrew Greig (1872–1903), soft drinks manufacturer  

Anthony Slaven

Barr, Andrew Greig (1872–1903), soft drinks manufacturer, was born on 5 May 1872 in Falkirk, the second of three sons of Robert Barr, cork cutter and aerated water manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Greig. He attended the Falkirk high school before completing his schooling at ...

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Bass, Michael Arthur, first Baron Burton (1837–1909), brewer and benefactor  

Charles Welch

revised by R. G. Wilson

Bass, Michael Arthur, first Baron Burton (1837–1909), brewer and benefactor, was born at Brewery House, High Street, Burton upon Trent, on 12 November 1837, the elder son of Michael Thomas Bass (1799–1884), brewer, and his wife, Eliza Jane (d. 1897), daughter of ...

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Bass, Michael Arthur, first Baron Burton (1837–1909)  

Maker: C. Keene

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Michael Arthur Bass, first Baron Burton (1837–1909) by C. Keene, pubd 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bass, Michael Thomas (1799–1884)  

Maker: W. W. Winter

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Michael Thomas Bass (1799–1884) by W. W. Winter © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bass, Michael Thomas (1799–1884), brewer and politician  

R. G. Wilson

Bass, Michael Thomas (1799–1884), brewer and politician, was born on 6 July 1799 at Burton upon Trent, the eldest son of Michael Thomas Bass (1759–1827), brewer, and his wife, Sarah, née Hoskins (1763–1837). He was educated at the grammar school in Burton and afterwards at ...