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Henry Strode – 1704

Like his father before him, Henry Strode was a Cooper and businessman.  He worked as a member of the Worshipful Company of Coopers from 1680 until 1704, becoming the master in his penultimate year.  Although his work was in London,

King John (1167-1216)

John was born into the Royal House of Angevin on Christmas Eve 1167.  His parents Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane had seven other children, including Richard the Lionheart.  As the fourth son, John did not benefit from inherited land,

Sir John Denham (1615-1668)

John Denham, son of John Denham the Judge and Baron of the Irish Exchequer, was born in Dublin in 1615. He graduated from Oxford University and went on to divide his time between practising law at Lincoln’s Inn and writing

Sydney Oliver (c.1906 – 1986)

Mr. Oliver was born in Egham and lived in the town for most of his life. He started his career as a gentleman’s outfitter, in Egham High Street, but was best known for his historical knowledge and his work as

Thomas Holloway (1800-1883)

The son of an ex-sailor and a farmer’s daughter, Thomas Holloway was born in Devonport in 1800. He began to make ointments and pills in 1837, claiming their use could cure a number of ailments. Thomas became a driving force