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Hayward, Walter Scott (1855–1910), yachtsman and boat designer, was born on 17 April 1855 at 20 St James Walk, Clerkenwell, London, the son of James Robertson Hayward (d. in or before 1880), ironmonger, and his wife, Eliza Isabella Greely. Nothing is known about his education or early life, but he joined ...

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Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath (1888–1976), carpenter and builder, and his wife, Edith Annie, née Pantony (d...

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Sir Edward Richard George Heath (1916–2005) by Jane Bown, 1978 © Guardian News and Media Ltd 2005

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Lamont, Sir James, first baronet (1828–1913), Arctic yachtsman, was born at Knockdow on 28 April 1828, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Lamont (1784–1861) of Knockdow, Toward, Argyll, and his wife, Jane (1793/4–1880), daughter of Alexander Chrystie of Balchrystie, Fife. He was proud that his family was the senior cadet branch of the clan ...

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Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931), grocer and yachtsman, was born in a tenement house in Crown Street, Glasgow, on 10 May 1850, the only surviving son of Thomas Lipton and his wife, Frances, daughter of Frank Johnstone, of Kilrid, Clones. His father was a poor labourer from ...

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Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, baronet (1850–1931) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham-, fourth earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1841–1926), politician and yachtsman, was born at Adare Manor, co. Limerick, on 12 February 1841. He was the only son of Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, third earl (1812–1871), and his first wife, ...

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Windham Thomas Wyndham- Quin, fourth earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1841–1926) by F. A. Swaine © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rose, Sir Alec Richard (1908–1991), yachtsman, was born on 13 July 1908 at 4 Kings Terrace, Lansdown Road, Canterbury, the son of Ambrose Rose, a laundry engineer, and his wife, Louisa Annie, née Holness. He was educated at Simon Langton School, Canterbury. After leaving school at the age of fifteen he wanted to become a deckhand, but he was rejected as too small, partly a result of being delicate as a child. When he was twenty he went to ...

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