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Ware, Lancelot Lionel (1915–2000), founder of Mensa, was born on 5 June 1915 at 44 Vectis Road, Mitcham, Surrey, the only son and elder child of Frederick Richard Ware (1888-1940), merchant's export clerk, and his wife, Eleanor Gwynne Emslie (1888-1953). His father invented a type of artificial leather, but lost out financially when his firm was taken over. After ...