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Whitbread, Samuel (1720–1796)  

Maker: Henry Bone


Samuel Whitbread (1720–1796) by Henry Bone, 1796 (after Sir William Beechey) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Whitbread, Samuel (1720–1796), brewer and landowner  

Peter Mathias

Whitbread, Samuel (1720–1796), brewer and landowner, was born on 30 August 1720 at Cardington, near Bedford, the seventh of eight children and the youngest of five sons of Henry Whitbread (d. 1727) and his second wife, Elizabeth Read. The Whitbread family were of prosperous nonconformist yeoman stock, farming their own land and closely associated with leading ...