in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education; History. 1114 words.
Bigland, Ralph (1712–1784), herald and cheesemonger, was born on 29 January 1712 at Stepney, Middlesex, the only son of Richard Bigland (1658–1725) of Wapping, tallow chandler, and his...