Thomas Smith (1746–1823) was a merchant who served as Lord Mayor of London in 1809.Smith was a wineseller on Bridge Street near Blackfriars for many years, and also served as a magistrate after his ascent to the mayoralty. Smith lived between London and Brighton in his last years.
Smith was appointed an alderman in the City of London's Farringdon Within ward in 1802.
Smith was a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers, and served as Master of that Company in 1812–13.
Longman, also known as Pearson Longman, is a publishing company founded in London, England, in 1724 and is owned by Pearson PLC.
The office of Master of the Ceremonies was established by King James VI and I. The Master's duties were to receive foreign dignitaries and present them to the monarch at court. Below is a list of known holders until the replacement of the office by the Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in 1920.
William Blamire was a British landowner, civil servant, and Whig politician.
Sir George Pretyman Tomline, 5th Baronet was an English clergyman, theologian, Bishop of Lincoln and then Bishop of Winchester, and confidant of William Pitt the Younger. He was an opponent of Catholic emancipation.
General John Hope, 4th Earl of Hopetoun,, known as The Honourable John Hope from 1781 to 1814 and as Lord Niddry from 1814 to 1816, was a Scottish politician and British Army officer.
Sir Edward Hyde East, 1st Baronet was a British Member of Parliament, legal writer, and judge in India. He served as chief justice of Calcutta from 1813 to 1822. He was the first Principal of Hindu College. Hyde East was a prominent slave-owner in Jamaica, where he was born.
Thomas Ignatius Maria Forster was an English astronomer, physician, naturalist and philosopher. An early animal rights activist, he promoted vegetarianism and founded the Animals' Friend Society with Lewis Gompertz. He published pamphlets on a wide variety of subjects, including morality, Pythagorean philosophy, bird migration, Sati, and "phrenology", a term that he coined in 1815.
John Debrett was an English publisher and compiler. His name has become associated with reference books.
William Leeke was a British Army officer and clergyman, known for his published reminiscences of the Waterloo Campaign, which form a primary source for many modern histories of the campaign.
Sir John Henry Pelly, 1st Baronet, DL was an English businessman. During most of his career, he was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), serving as Governor of the HBC for three decades. He held other noteworthy offices, including Governor of the Bank of England. The title of Baronet Pelly was created for him.
John Anderson (1795–1845) was a Scottish diplomatic agent and writer on questions of Eastern policy and commerce.
Thomas Fisher (1772–1836) was an English antiquary.
Sir William Frederick Haynes-Smith was an English colonial administrator in the British Empire.
John Owen (1754–1824) was an English cleric, who served as Archdeacon of Richmond, and Chaplain General to the British Armed Forces during the later part of the Napoleonic Wars.
Charles Hampden Turner (1772–1856) was a British businessman, now known as a collector and gardener.
William Dickinson (1746–1823) was an English mezzotint engraver.
Rev. Hamnet Holditch, also spelled Hamnett Holditch, was an English mathematician who was President of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1858, he introduced the result in geometry now known as Holditch's theorem.
Francis Gregg (1734–1795) was an English lawyer and Member of Parliament.
Weeden Butler, the elder (1742–1823) was an English cleric and writer.
Admiral Sir John Wells was a Royal Navy officer of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was the son of Sarah Wells, who was mistress to Rear-Admiral Augustus Keppel. After joining the Royal Navy Wells was promoted to lieutenant in 1779 and commander in 1782. He was then given his first command, the sloop HMS Raven. He served in her on the Leeward Islands Station until he was captured by two French frigates in 1783. He was then promoted to post captain and given command of the frigate HMS Boreas upon his release later in the year. He left Boreas in 1784 and did not receive another command until 1797 when he commissioned the ship of the line HMS Lancaster.