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Aspinall, John Victor (1926–2000), gambler and zoo owner, was born on 11 June 1926 at Delhi, India, the second son of Mary Grace (1904–1987), daughter of Clement Samuel Horn, engineer, and wife of Colonel Robert Stivala Aspinall (1895–1954), of the Indian Medical Service (IMS), serving in ...

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John Victor Aspinall (1926–2000) by Snowdon, 1973 Snowdon / Vogue / Camera Press, London

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Banks, John (1934–2003), bookmaker, was born John Boyle on 19 August 1934 at 62 Dover Street, Anderston, Glasgow, the son of Hugh Boyle, window cleaner, and his wife, Rachel Williamson, née Brown. As a child he took his father's bets to the local (illegal) bookmaker and on leaving ...

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Brady, William (1881–1960), bookmaker, was born in Yorkshire Street, Salford, son of John Brady, commission agent, and his wife, Mary, née Hanoran. Known as Billy, he attended St John's Cathedral Boys' School in Salford and went to work with his two brothers at a local cable manufacturing business. He played rugby league for the factory team and later for ...

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Bull, Phil (1910–1989), racehorse owner and punter, was born on 9 April 1910 at 3 Cemetery Road, Hemsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son and eldest of the three children of William Osborne Bull (c.1870–1954), a coalminer who later became a sanitary inspector, and his wife, ...

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Charteris, Francis (c. 1665–1732), gambler and rake, was born in or near Edinburgh, probably about 1665 (some ten years earlier than the 1675 date inferred from the Edinburgh obituary printed in many London newspapers shortly after his death), the son of John Charteris (...

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Francis Charteris (c. 1665–1732) by George White © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Coral [formerly Kagarlitsky], Joseph [Joe] (1904–1996), bookmaker, was born on 11 December 1904 into a Jewish family in Warsaw, Poland. His father, Abraham Kagarlitsky, died when he was very young; his mother, Jessica, took Joe and his two brothers to London, before the First World War, and they settled in the ...

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Joseph Coral (1904–1996) by unknown photographer, 1969 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Cotton, Sir St Vincent, sixth baronet (1801–1863), sportsman and gambler, was born at Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, on 6 October 1801, the fourth child and second (but eldest surviving) son of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (1753–1812) and his wife, Philadelphia (1762/3–1855), eldest daughter of ...