Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...
Edward J. Cashin
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Harper, Sir Edgar Josiah (1860–1934), land valuer and civil servant, was born on 15 January 1860 at 11 Beaumont Square, Mile End, London, the third son of Henry Harper, a merchant's clerk, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Burletson (b. 1826?). He was educated privately in ...
Anne Pimlott Baker
Hornby, Richard Phipps [Dick] (1922–2007), politician and building society chairman, was born on 20 June 1922 at the Old House, Upper Rawcliffe Road, St Michael's-on-Wyre, Lancashire, the oldest of the four sons of Hugh Leycester Hornby (1888–1965), vicar of St Michael's-on-Wyre (later rector of ...
A. T. S. Goodrick
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Lempriere, Charles (1818–1901), politician and speculator, born at Exeter on 21 September 1818, was second son of John Lemprière (c. 1765–1824), compiler of the Classical Dictionary, and his second wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Deane of Salisbury. He entered Merchant Taylors' School in February 1825 and matriculated at ...
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Pitt, Joseph (1759–1842), property developer and politician, was born in 1759 at Little Witcombe, a hamlet in Badgeworth, Gloucestershire, where he was baptized at the parish church on 24 June, the youngest of five sons of Joseph Pitt, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, ...