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...Trigge, Francis Trigge was born in Lincolnshire around 1547, possibly at Grantham, and died at Welbourn in the same county in 1606. He studied at University College, Oxford, graduating with a BA in 1569 and taking his MA in 1572. He...
...Murray, Robert Murray was born in London some time in 1635, and died there in the second half of 1725. His father was a member of the Clothworkers’ Company, and Murray himself took his freedom of the same company in 1660 following his...
...Cleeve, Bourchier Cleeve was born in London in 1715, exact date unknown, the tenth son of a pewterer. He died on 1 March 1760, either in London or at his country estate at Foots Cray, Kent. Little is known of Cleeve’s life and career except...
...Milles, Thomas Milles was born in Kent, probably at or near Ashford, around 1550, and died probably at Sandwich early in 1627. He was educated at Ashford and joined government service around 1570, and became a minor but important figure...
...Whiston, James Whiston was born around 1637, probably in London, and died there some time in 1707. He was a merchant involved in overseas trade, and had connections with the Levant and Russia companies, and may well have been an East India...
...Smith, Thomas Smith was born at Saffron Walden, Essex on 23 December 1513, and died at Theydon Mount, Essex on 12 August 1577. His father was a prosperous landowner who later served as sheriff of Essex and of Hertfordshire. Smith...
...Asgill, John Asgill was born 25 March 1659 at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire and died in London on 10 November 1738. He entered the Middle Temple in 1686 and was called to the bar in 1792. Early patronage, notably by one of William Ill...
...Povey, Charles Povey was born sometime around 1650–3 (some sources give 1652, but this has not been verified), probably in London but possibly in Staffordshire or Cheshire, as his family came from this area. He died in London on 4 May 1743....
...Thomas, Dalby Dalby Thomas was a London merchant, one of several members of his family, all of the same name, who were prominent in sixteenth-century London. An earlier Dalby Thomas had published a detailed gazetteer of the city in 1641...
...Davenant, Charles Davenant, or D’Avenant, was born in London some time in 1656, and died in London on 6 November 1714. His father was the poet and dramatist Sir William D’Avenant, who was rumoured (probably without foundation...