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Murphy, James [John] (1913–2009), building contractor, was born on 5 October 1913 in Ohermong, near Caherciveen, co. Kerry, Ireland, one of the five children of John Murphy, farmer, and his wife, Bridget, née Sullivan. He was baptized James, but later changed his name to ...

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White, James (1877–1927), property developer and speculator, was born on 17 May 1877 at 16A Sun Place, Rochdale, the son of Thomas White, bricklayer, and his wife, Catherine Mullroy. He was educated at St John's Roman Catholic School, Rochdale. At the age of ten he began working half-time in a cotton mill, and at nineteen he allegedly bought a ...