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The Earles of Liverpool: A Georgian Merchant Dynasty

Peter Earle


The book examines the careers of six men from three generations of the Earle family, all merchants in Liverpool. These are John Earle of Warrington (1674-1749) who came to Liverpool as an apprentice in 1688, his three sons, Ralph (1715-90), Thomas (1719-81) and William (1721-88) who flourished in different branches of overseas trade, such as that with Italy, Russia and the West Indies, the slave trade, and the shipment of cured fish from Newfoundland and the Shetlands. The third generation are represented by another Thomas (1754-1822) and another William (1760-1835), the two sons of William se ... More

Keywords: Liverpool, overseas trade, merchant dynasty, social mobility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781781381731
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781381731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Earle, author
University of London