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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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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)  

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

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Bell, Arthur (1825–1900), wine and spirit merchant  

Ronald B. Weir

Bell, Arthur (1825–1900), wine and spirit merchant, was born on 30 November 1825 at Surrey Square, London, the seventh of fifteen children of Robert Fitzroy Bell, a general agent, and his first wife, Hannah Bruce.

Nothing is known about Bell's upbringing but by the late 1840s he was employed as a traveller by ...

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Burgoyne, Peter Bond (1844–1929), wine merchant  

George Bell

Burgoyne, Peter Bond (1844–1929), wine merchant, was born on 7 February 1844 at Dodbrook, Kingsbridge, Devon, the son of John Trist Burgoyne (c.1812–1856), beer and porter merchant, and his wife, Mary Ann Bond (c.1808–1854). Of his early years and education nothing is known, but in 1858, two years after his father's death, ...

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Campbell, Lorne Maclaine, of Airds (1902–1991), army officer and wine merchant  

Philip Warner

Campbell, Lorne Maclaine, of Airds (1902–1991), army officer and wine merchant, was born at The Airds, Argyll, Scotland, on 22 July 1902, the eldest of the three sons of Colonel (Ian) Maxwell Campbell of Airds (1870–1954), army officer and wine merchant, and his wife, ...

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Croft, John (1732–1820), wine merchant and antiquary  

W. P. Courtney

revised by John Martin

Croft, John (1732–1820), wine merchant and antiquary, was born on 29 February 1732 at Stillington, Yorkshire, the fifth son of Stephen Croft (1683–1733) and Elizabeth (d. 1771), daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson, fourth baronet (bap. 1629, d. 1703). The Crofts were part of a long-established, aristocratic, wealthy landowning ...

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Forrester, Joseph James (1809–1861), wine merchant and topographer  

Ian Campbell Robertson

Forrester, Joseph James (1809–1861), wine merchant and topographer, was born at Kingston upon Hull on 27 May 1809, the only son of Patrick Forrester (1772–1846), jeweller and goldsmith, and his wife, Sarah, née Weddell (1777–1856). Nothing is known of his early years, but in 1831 he went to ...

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Gilbey, Sir Walter, first baronet (1831–1914), wine merchant and horse breeder  

R. J. Moore-Colyer

Gilbey, Sir Walter, first baronet (1831–1914), wine merchant and horse breeder, was born on 2 May 1831 at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, the sixth son of Henry Gilbey, coach proprietor, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Bailey of Stansted, Essex. Educated at Bishop's Stortford grammar school...

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Kennett, Brackley (c. 1713–1782), wine merchant and local politician  

Ian Doolittle

revised by Christine Clark

Kennett, Brackley (c. 1713–1782), wine merchant and local politician, was born in Putney, Surrey, the son of John ‘Kinnick’, a waterman in Putney. Little is known about his business career, but it is likely that he began working on the rougher side of the tavern trade. He emerged as a wine merchant in ...

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Kenton, Benjamin (1719–1800), wine merchant and philanthropist  

Norman Moore

revised by Christine Clark

Kenton, Benjamin (1719–1800), wine merchant and philanthropist, was born on 19 November 1719 at Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, the son of Benjamin Kenton and his wife, Mary, who kept a small greengrocer's shop. He was educated at the parish charity school and at fifteen he was apprenticed to the landlord of the ...

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Keymer, John (fl. 1584–1622), vintner and writer on commerce  

Anita McConnell

Keymer, John (fl. 1584–1622), vintner and writer on commerce, is first heard of as a vintner in Cambridge. In 1583 Queen Elizabeth had granted Sir Walter Ralegh the farm of wines, each retailer to pay him £1 annually for a licence, and Keymer...

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Lister, Joseph Jackson (1786–1869), wine merchant and microscopist  

G. L'E. Turner

Lister, Joseph Jackson (1786–1869), wine merchant and microscopist, was born on 11 January 1786 in Lothbury, City of London, the only son of John Lister, a wine merchant, and his wife, Mary Jackson (d. 1808). His parents were members of the Society of Friends...

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Lister, Joseph Jackson (1786–1869)  

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Joseph Jackson Lister (1786–1869) by Maull & Co. Heritage Images Partnership

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Murphy [née Faulkner], Hazel Mary (1948–2019), wine marketer  

Sarah Moorhouse

Murphy [née Faulkner], Hazel Mary (1948–2019), wine marketer, was born on 19 February 1948 at Sandiway Road nursing home, Sale, near Manchester, the daughter of Richard Faulkner (1906–1963), a company director, and his wife Mary Gillian, née Litherland (...

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Prest, William (1832–1885), football administrator and wine merchant  

Nicholas Fishwick and Roland Fishwick

Prest, William (1832–1885), football administrator and wine merchant, was born in York, probably on 1 April 1832, one of five sons of John Prest (1791–1866), a successful merchant in the city, and his wife, Arabella, née Lambert (1801–1873). He attended private schools in ...

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Robertson, William Alexander (1832/1833–1897), wine and spirit merchant  

Michael S. Moss

Robertson, William Alexander (1832/1833–1897), wine and spirit merchant, was born in Leven, Fifeshire, the son of James Robertson, a shipowner, and his wife, Helen Burns. By the early 1850s he had moved to Glasgow and entered the wine and spirit trade, working for ...

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Roche, James (1770–1853), wine merchant, banker, and antiquary  

J. G. Alger

revised by Jason Edwards

Roche, James (1770–1853), wine merchant, banker, and antiquary, was born in Cork on 30 December 1770, the third son of Stephen Roche and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John O'Brien of Moyvanine and Glounties, Limerick. From the age of fifteen, Roche was educated in ...