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Egerton, Francis, third duke of Bridgewater (1736–1803), canal promoter and colliery owner  

K. R. Fairclough

Egerton, Francis, third duke of Bridgewater (1736–1803), canal promoter and colliery owner, was born on 21 May 1736 and baptized the following month at St James's, Piccadilly, London. He was the youngest of eleven children (and seventh son) of Scroop Egerton, first duke of Bridgewater...

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Egerton, Francis, third duke of Bridgewater (1736–1803)  

Maker: Peter Rouw

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Francis Egerton, third duke of Bridgewater (1736–1803) by Peter Rouw, 1803 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Palmer, Sir Charles Mark, first baronet (1822–1907), coal-owner, ironmaster and shipbuilder  

Stafford M. Linsley

Palmer, Sir Charles Mark, first baronet (1822–1907), coal-owner, ironmaster and shipbuilder, was born on 3 November 1822 at King Street, South Shields, the fourth child of seven sons and one daughter of George Palmer (1789–1866), a Tyneside merchant and shipowner, and his wife, ...

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Palmer, Sir Charles Mark, first baronet (1822–1907)  

Maker: Sir Benjamin Stone

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Sir Charles Mark Palmer, first baronet (1822–1907) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1899 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sadler, (William) Windham (1796–1824), balloonist and gas engineer  

H. S. Torrens

Sadler, (William) Windham (1796–1824), balloonist and gas engineer, was born on 17 October 1796 at 10 Stafford Row, Pimlico, London, the fourth, but second surviving, son of James Sadler (bap. 1753, d. 1828), first English-born aeronaut, and his second wife, Martha Hancock. William...