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Starr, Richard Benjaminlocked

(1813–1892)
  • Esmond J. Cleary

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Starr, Richard Benjamin (1813–1892), building society promoter, was born on 2 March 1813, probably in London, of unknown parents. His early life is also obscure, but he gained wide business experience (including bankruptcy in 1870) in a variety of trades: as hatter, bootmaker, auctioneer, coffee-house keeper, coal merchant, omnibus operator, and hotelier. He was married, and he and his wife, ...

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