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Norris, John Hallam Mercer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 139 words.

CBE 1987

Born 30 May 1929; s of late William Hallam Norris and Dorothy Edna Norris (née Mercer); m 1954, Maureen Joy Banyard; two d; died 4 Oct. 2015...

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Mercer, Charles Fenton

Douglas R. Egerton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1421 words.

Mercer, Charles Fenton (16 June 1778–04 May 1858), U.S. congressman and colonizationist, was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the son of James Mercer, a jurist and planter, and Eleanor...

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Mercer, John Francis

Gregory A. Stiverson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; State and Local Government; Agriculture and Farming. 1972 words.

Mercer, John Francis (17 May 1759–30 August 1821), planter and officeholder, was born at “Marlborough Point,” Stafford County, Virginia, the son of John Mercer, a lawyer and wealthy...

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Girdler, Tom Mercer

Joseph Frazier Wall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 2235 words.

Girdler, Tom Mercer (19 May 1877–04 February 1965), industrialist, was born in Clark County, Indiana, the son of Lewis Girdler, a part-time farmer and manager of a family-owned cement...

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Hays, Alexander

D. Scott Hartwig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1182 words.

Hays, Alexander (08 July 1819–05 May 1864), soldier, was born in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Hays, a sheriff of the county and member of the Pennsylvania House...

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Dutillieu, Jacques Charles

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 18th-Century Art. 77 words.

French, 18th century, male.

Born 14 May 1718, in Paris; died 5 March 1782, in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman. Still-lifes, flowers.

Jacques Dutillieu worked in Paris...

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Hart, Thomas

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; 19th-Century Art. 191 words.

British, 19th century, male.

Active in Falmouth (Cornwall).

Died 1886.

Painter. Landscapes, seascapes.

Thomas Hart may be the same person as the T. Hart...

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Eyles, Sir Francis, first baronet (c. 1650–1716), merchant and financier

Richard Grassby.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Banking. 1197 words.

Eyles, Sir Francis, first baronet (c. 1650–1716), merchant and financier, was the son of John Eyles (d. 1662), wool-stapler and mercer of Devizes, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). He was the...

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Playford, John (1622/3–1686/7), music publisher

Robert Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Publishing. 3243 words.

Playford, John (1622/3–1686/7), music publisher, was born in Norwich, a son of John Playford (d. 1639), mercer of Norwich, and his second wife. He may have been educated at the almonry, or...

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Debenham, Sir Ernest Ridley, first baronet (1865–1952), department store owner

Gareth Shaw.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1027 words.

Debenham, Sir Ernest Ridley, first baronet (1865–1952), department store owner, was born on 26 May 1865 at 42 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, the son of Frank Debenham (1837–1917), silk...

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Harpsfield, John (1516–1578), religious writer and Roman Catholic priest

William Wizeman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 1306 words.

Harpsfield, John (1516–1578), religious writer and Roman Catholic priest, was born about 31 May 1516 in St Mary Magdalen parish, Old Fish Street, London. His father, John Harpsfield (d....

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Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder

Ann Bowtell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1362 words.

Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder, probably came from the village of Elsing in Norfolk. His parents are known only by their first names, John and Emma. His brother...

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Whitty, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1792), carpet manufacturer

Wendy Hefford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 725 words.

Whitty, Thomas (bap. 1713, d. 1792), carpet manufacturer, was baptized in the Independent Chapel, Chard Street, Axminster, on 14 May 1713, the son of Thomas Whitty (1693/4–1756), a tanner,...

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Whately, William (1583–1639), Church of England clergyman and puritan preacher

Jacqueline Eales.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1126 words.

Whately, William (1583–1639), Church of England clergyman and puritan preacher, was born at Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 21 May 1583, the son of Thomas Whately (1550–1637), mercer, alderman,...

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Copley, Thomas (1532–1584), landowner and Roman Catholic exile

Michael A. R. Graves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 1387 words.

Copley, Thomas (1532–1584), landowner and Roman Catholic exile, was born between February and May 1532, eldest son of Sir Roger Copley (d. 1549), landowner and member of the Mercers'...

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Kendrick, John (bap. 1574, d. 1624), merchant and benefactor

Christine Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1102 words.

Kendrick, John (bap. 1574, d. 1624), merchant and benefactor, was baptized at St Mary's Church, Reading, Berkshire, on 18 May 1574, the third of probably five children of Thomas Kendrick (dnull...

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Vennar [Vennard], Richard (bap. 1564, d. 1615), author

Herbert Berry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature. 1243 words.

Vennar [Vennard], Richard (bap. 1564, d. 1615), author, was baptized on 25 January 1564 at the church of St Edmund, Salisbury, the second son of John Vennard (c.1520–1589), merchant...

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Sylvester, Matthew (1636/7–1708), ejected minister

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1323 words.

Sylvester, Matthew (1636/7–1708), ejected minister, was born at Southwell, Nottinghamshire, a son of Robert Sylvester, mercer, and his wife, Mary Lee. After attending Southwell grammar...

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