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Ravenscroft, George (1632/3–1683), merchant and glass manufacturer, was baptized in April 1633 at Alconbury Weston, near Huntingdon, the fourth of the eleven children of James Ravenscroft (1595–1680), lawyer and merchant, and his wife, Mary Peck of Spixworth, near Norwich. His parents were Roman Catholics, ‘church papists’, who practised their faith privately while outwardly conforming to the Anglican rite. In June 1643 they clandestinely sent ...