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Baring familylocked

  • T. L. Ingram
  •  and Francis Russell

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English family of merchants, bankers, politicians, collectors and patrons. John Baring (1697–1748) came from a Lutheran family in Bremen and settled in Exeter, Devon, in 1717. The success of his clothmaking business enabled him to acquire a large house, Larkbeare, and landed estate on the outskirts of the city. His portrait was painted by ...

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Dictionary of National Biography, 63 vols and suppls (London, 1885–)