|GR: The Bingley family
Written by Line
(10/20/2003 9:14 p.m.)
Many [merchants] achieved a 'country life in business' on the northern fringes of the town, and a healthy proportion *sank their profits in a country estate and set about founding a landed dynasty, that being the peak of merchant ambition*, according to Wilson.
Isn't this the Bingleys, senior and junior, to the life? Bingley Senior, from the north of England, died before he had a chance to buy an estate, but his son soon fulfilled his father's great wish!
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