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Gallaher, Thomas (1840–1927), tobacco manufacturer, was born on 27 April 1840 in the townland of Templemoyle, near Eglinton, co. Londonderry, the fourth of the ten children of Thomas Gallaher (d. 1855), corn miller, and his wife, Martha. Both his parents were Irish. The younger ...

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Gillespie, James, of Spylaw (1726–1797), tobacconist and benefactor, was born in 1726, probably at Roslin, near Edinburgh. He had one sister and a younger brother. His family were members of the Cameronians, or reformed Presbyterians, a strict nonconformist sect. Gillespie began his career as a tobacconist and, in partnership with his brother, ...