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Lawrence Sheriff - Reference

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Philanthropist, born in Rugby, Warwickshire, C England, UK. A grocer in London, he became the founder of Rugby School (1567), by his bequest and endowment of estates, including his own house. The school became the model public (fee-paying) school for boys for many generations afterwards. The game of rugby football originated there.

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over 8 years ago

Could you tell me please if this person is related in any way to Anna Maria Sheriff who married Sir Edward Boughton of Lawford Hall, Warwickshire before 1760?