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Lyle, Abram (1820–1891), shipowner and sugar refiner, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 14 December 1820, the sixth of the seven children of Abram Lyle (1783–1849), cooper and shipowner, and his wife, Mary Campbell. The young Abram was educated at the locally prestigious ...

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Abram Lyle (1820–1891) by unknown artist by courtesy Tate & Lyle

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Lyle, (Charles Ernest) Leonard, first Baron Lyle of Westbourne (1882–1954), sugar refiner and politician, was born at Highgate in London on 22 July 1882, the only son of Charles Lyle and his wife, Mary, née Brown. The Lyles were a family of shipowners active in ...

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Macfie, Robert Andrew (1811–1893), sugar refiner and politician, was born on 4 October 1811 at 52 Kirkgate, Leith, the eldest of the nine children of John Macfie (1783–1852), sugar refiner and provost of Leith, and his wife, Alison (1791–1857), second daughter of William Thorburn...

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Robinson, Anthony (1762–1827), sugar refiner and writer, was born in July 1762 at Kirkland, near Wigton, in Cumberland, the youngest of three sons of John Robinson, a minor landholder. Intended for trade, he was educated at a grammar school in Wigton and apprenticed at ...

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Sir Henry Tate, first baronet (1819–1899) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1897 © Tate, London, 2004

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Tate, Sir Henry, first baronet (1819–1899), sugar refiner and benefactor, was born at Chorley in Lancashire on 11 March 1819, the eleventh child of the Revd William Tate (1773–1836), and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Nathaniel Booth of Gildestone, Yorkshire. Tate's parents had twelve children in all, four having died before ...