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Agnew, Sir Andrew (1882–1955), oil industrialist, was born on 28 February 1882 at 30 Roxburgh Street, Greenock, the son of Andrew Agnew, grocer, and his wife, Margaret. He was educated at Holmscroft School in Greenock. In 1912 he married Belle McKissock, daughter of ...

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Beck, Simon Adams (1803–1883), gas industrialist and lawyer, was baptized at Condover, Shropshire, on 25 July 1803, the son of James Beck of Allesley Park, Warwickshire, and his wife, Sarah Coker. He trained as a lawyer and in 1829 married Sarah Ann, second daughter of ...

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Sir Eric Alfred Berthoud (1900–1989) by Elliott & Fry, 1952 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Berthoud, Sir Eric Alfred (1900–1989), oil industrialist and diplomatist, was born on 10 December 1900 in Kensington, London, the second son and third child in a family of four sons and two daughters of Alfred Edward Berthoud, of the private merchant bank Coulon, Berthoud & Co....

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Sir Maurice Richard Bridgeman (1904–1980) by Bassano, 1949 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bridgeman, Sir Maurice Richard (1904–1980), oil industrialist, was born at 13 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, London, on 26 January 1904, the third son of William Clive Bridgeman (1864–1935), a Conservative politician who was created Viscount Bridgeman in 1929, and his wife, Caroline Beatrix Bridgeman (1873–1961)...

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Cargill, David Sime (1826–1904), merchant and oil industrialist, was born at Maryton, near Montrose, on 9 April 1826, the fourth and youngest son of the nine children of James Cargill, farmer, and his wife, Helen Thomson. After a brief exposure to office life in ...

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Cargill, Sir John Traill, first baronet (1867–1954), merchant and oil industrialist, was born in Glasgow on 10 January 1867, the second of three sons (there were also two daughters) of David Sime Cargill (1826–1904) and his first wife, Margaret Traill (1840–1872). After attending ...

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Fraser, William Milligan, first Baron Strathalmond (1888–1970), oil industrialist, was born on 3 November 1888 in Glasgow, the second of the eight children of William Milligan Fraser (1852–1915), who founded and became managing director of the Pumpherston Oil Company, and his wife, Janet Loch...

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Charles Greenway, first Baron Greenway (1857–1934) by Walter Stoneman, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greenway, Charles, first Baron Greenway (1857–1934), oil industrialist and merchant, was born in Taunton on 13 June 1857, the only son of the three children of John David Greenway, a draper, and his wife, Lucy Emily Wiffen, of Essex. He was educated at ...

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Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869–1955) by Charles Joseph Watelet, 1912 by courtesy of the Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

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Gulbenkian, Calouste Sarkis (1869–1955), oil industrialist and benefactor, was born in Scutari, adjacent to Constantinople, in Turkey, on 23 March 1869, one of three sons of Sarkis Gulbenkian (d. 1894), a trader in kerosene and a provincial banker. Although he respected his family, ...

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Hutchison, Sir (William) Kenneth (1903–1989), gas industrialist, was born on 30 October 1903 at Dooria, Assam, India, the third of the five children of William Hutchison (1855–1932), a tea planter, and his wife, Barbara, née McCormack (1880–1906). On the death of their mother the children were brought up by an aunt near ...

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Livesey, Sir George Thomas (1834–1908), gas engineer and industrialist, was born on 8 April 1834 at Canonbury Terrace, Islington, London, the eldest of the three children of Thomas Livesey (1807–1871), company manager, and his wife, Ellen, née Hewes (1806–1886). His family was already active in the developing gas industry: his great-uncle, also ...

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Longrigg, Stephen Hemsley (1893–1979), military governor and petroleum company executive, was born on 7 August 1893 at Sevenoaks, Kent, the younger son of William George Hemsley Longrigg (1859–1941), a banking official and businessman, and his wife, Kate Thorp (d. 1937).

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Pearce, Sir Austin William [Tin] (1921–2004), industrialist, was born at 90 Station Road, Devonport, on 1 September 1921, the son of William Thomas Pearce (d. 1970), a master builder, and his wife, Florence Annie Morcom, née Symons. From childhood he was known as ...

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Pearson, Weetman Dickinson, first Viscount Cowdray (1856–1927), building contractor and oil producer, was born on 15 July 1856 at Woodfield House, Shelley, Kirkburton, near Huddersfield, eldest son among the eight children of George Pearson (d. 1899), of Brickendonbury, near Hertford, and his wife, ...

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Wakefield, Charles Cheers, first Viscount Wakefield (1859–1941), oil industrialist and philanthropist, was born in Liverpool on 12 December 1859, the fourth and youngest son (there were no daughters) of John Wakefield, a customs official, and his wife, Mary, daughter of William Cheers, of ...

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(Charles) William Wallace (1855–1916) by unknown photographer from the collection of T. A. B. Corley