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Boyd, Sir John McFarlane (1917–1989), trade unionist and Salvationist, was born on 8 October 1917 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, the only child of James Boyd, butcher, who died in the influenza epidemic of the following year, and his wife, Mary Marshall, who in 1920 married ...


James Hutton (1715–1795) by John Raphael Smith, pubd 1786 (after Richard Cosway) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Hutton, James (1715–1795), Moravian minister and bookseller, was born on 3 September 1715 in College Street, Westminster, the son of John Hutton (bap. 1676, d. 1750), a nonjuring clergyman who took in Westminster School boarders, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Ayscough (...


Mead, William (c. 1627–1713), Quaker patron and merchant, lived in London, where he became a prosperous linen draper and merchant; he was also a member of the Company of Merchant Taylors. He served as captain of a trained band and was a Seeker in religion, joining the presbyterians and Independents among others before finally becoming a Quaker early in 1670. Later that year, on 14 August, he was present at a large and crowded meeting in ...