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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer  

Charlotte Mitchell

Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900), novelist and fruit farmer, was born on 7 June 1825, at the vicarage, Longworth, Berkshire, the third but second surviving son of the Revd John Blackmore (1794–1858) and his first wife, Anne Basset Knight (1794–1825). Anne was the eldest daughter of the ...

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Blackmore, Richard Doddridge (1825–1900)  

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825–1900) by Frederick Jenkins © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Annapolis] (1702–1782), planter and ironmaster in America  

Ronald Hoffman

Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Annapolis] (1702–1782), planter and ironmaster in America, was born on 2 April 1702, in Annapolis, Maryland, the second surviving son of Charles Carroll the Settler (1661–1720), proprietary agent, merchant, planter, moneylender, and lawyer, and Mary, ...

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Codrington, Christopher (1639/40–1698), planter, slave owner, and colonial official  

Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy

Codrington, Christopher (1639/40–1698), planter, slave owner, and colonial official, was born in Barbados, the son of Christopher Codrington (d. 1656), a planter and land speculator in Barbados, and Frances Drax, the sister of the prominent planter Sir James Drax. Nothing is known of his wife, ...

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Coker, Frances [Fanny] (1767–1820), freed slave and domestic servant  

Christine Eickelmann

Coker, Frances [Fanny] (1767–1820), freed slave and domestic servant, was born on 26 August 1767 on Mountravers plantation, Nevis, in the West Indies, the first of five children of Black Polly (b. c.1752, d. in or after 1823). Her mother was probably enslaved in ...

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Dalgety, Frederick Gonnerman (1817–1894), wool merchant and sheep farmer  

Martin Daunton

Dalgety, Frederick Gonnerman (1817–1894), wool merchant and sheep farmer, was born on 3 December 1817 in Canada, where his father was a lieutenant in the Irish fusiliers; he had at least two younger half-brothers. Nothing is known of his education or early career before his arrival in ...

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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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Grant, Sir Alexander Cray, eighth baronet (1782–1854), planter and slave owner in the West Indies and politician  

John C. Appleby

Grant, Sir Alexander Cray, eighth baronet (1782–1854), planter and slave owner in the West Indies and politician, was born on 30 November 1782 at Bowring's Leigh, Devon, the eldest son of Sir Alexander Grant, seventh baronet (d. 1825), and his wife, Sarah...

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Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister  

Sharon A. Roger Hepburn

Henson, Josiah (1789–1883), escaped slave, slavery abolitionist, and Methodist minister, was born on 15 June 1789 in Charles county, Maryland, USA, one of six children of slave parents. He experienced the harsh realities of slavery early in life. He saw his father receive 100 lashes and then have his ear cut off as punishment for defending his mother from the plantation overseer. His father was then sold south and was never heard from again. ...

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Heritage, John (c. 1470–c. 1536), sheep farmer and dealer in wool  

Christopher Dyer

Heritage, John (c. 1470–c. 1536), sheep farmer and dealer in wool, was known to his contemporaries as a woolman or woolmonger. He was born about 1470, probably at Burton Dassett in Warwickshire, the son of Roger Heritage (d. 1495), a farmer of some substance, and his wife, ...

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Home, Ninian (1732–1795), planter, slave owner, and colonial governor  

Kit Candlin

Home, Ninian (1732–1795), planter, slave owner, and colonial governor, was born at Duns, Berwickshire, on 22 December 1732, the son of Alexander Home (1709–1769) of Jardinefield, Duns, and his wife, Isabel Home (1706–1759), daughter of George Home of Wedderburn...

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Kem, Joseph [Teddy] (bap. 1700, d. 1780), miser and farmer-weaver  

Alan F. Cook

Kem, Joseph [Teddy] (bap. 1700, d. 1780), miser and farmer-weaver, was baptized on 14 May 1700 at Wolvey, Warwickshire, the younger son of Joseph Kem (c.1680–c.1730), butcher, and his wife, Frances (c.1680–1731). He was the great-great-grandson of ...

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Latham, Richard (1699–1767), smallholder and textile producer  

A. J. Gritt

Latham, Richard (1699–1767), smallholder and textile producer, was born in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, the fourth son of Thomas Latham (d. 1723), smallholder, and his wife. On 25 August 1723 Latham married Ann Barton; between 1726 and 1741 they had one son and seven daughters, one of whom died in childhood. In the same year ...

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Loveless, George (1797–1874), leader of the ‘Tolpuddle martyrs’  

A. F. Thompson

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Loveless, George (1797–1874), leader of the ‘Tolpuddle martyrs’, was born in Tolpuddle, Dorset, on 2 February 1797, the seventh of the ten surviving children of Thomas Loveless (1762–1838), a labourer, and his wife, Dinah, née Stickland (1768–1809). From boyhood he worked on local farms and became a Methodist lay preacher. He married, on 26 December 1824, ...

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Macarthur, John (1766–1834), merchant and wool-grower  

Margaret Steven

Macarthur, John (1766–1834), merchant and wool-grower, was probably born on 18 August 1766 and was baptized on 3 September 1767 at Stoke Damerel, near Plymouth, Devon, one of three known children of the expatriate Scot Alexander Macarthur (1720?–1790), mercer and draper, and his wife, ...

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John Macarthur (1766–1834) by unknown engraver from the collection of the National Archives of Australia: A1200, L10417