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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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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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Whitefoord, Caleb (1734–1810), wine merchant and diplomatist  

D. G. C. Allan

Whitefoord, Caleb (1734–1810), wine merchant and diplomatist, was born in Edinburgh, the natural son of Charles Whitefoord (d. 1753), an army officer descended from a titled Ayrshire family. He was educated at John Mundell's school in Edinburgh, showing great skill in classics, and at ...