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Lucraft, Benjamin (1809–1897), cabinet-maker and political activist

Paul Thomas Murphy

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/47118

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Lucraft, Benjamin (1809–1897), cabinet-maker and political activist, was born in or near Exeter, Devon, on 28 November 1809, the second son of the eleven children of Benjamin Lucraft and his wife, Mary. He worked as a ploughboy as a youth, and was indentured as an apprentice in husbandry, but also gained experience in cabinet-making, the family trade. He had established a cabinet-making workshop in ...

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