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Sir Cyril Wilson Black (1902–1991) by Walter Bird, 1959 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Black, Sir Cyril Wilson (1902–1991), property developer and politician, was born on 8 April 1902 at 11 Langham Mansions, Kensington, London, one of four sons (three surviving) and two daughters of Robert Wilson Black (1871–1951), property developer, of 11 Langham Mansions, and his wife, ...

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Gardiner, Luke, first Viscount Mountjoy (1745–1798), politician and property developer, was born on 7 February 1745, the eldest son of Charles Gardiner (c.1712–1769), landowner and MP, and Florinda Norman (b. 1722). As the scion of a family that had become extremely wealthy as a consequence of shrewd land purchases and urban development on ...

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William Alexander Madocks (1773–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1812 (after James Ramsay) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Madocks, William Alexander (1773–1828), property developer and politician, born in London on 17 June 1773, was the third son of John Madocks of St Andrew's, Holborn, and of Fron Yw in Denbighshire, an eminent chancery barrister, who was MP for the borough of ...

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Pulteney [formerly Johnstone], Sir William, fifth baronet (1729–1805), politician and property developer, was born William Johnstone on 19 October 1729 at Westerhall, Dumfriesshire, the third son of Sir James Johnstone MP, third baronet (1697–1772), and the Hon. Barbara Murray (d. 1773)...