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Beale family (per. c. 1836–1912), lawyers, businessmen, and politicians, were already a well-established merchant family in Birmingham by the late eighteenth century.

William John Beale (1807–1883), the founder of Beale & Co., solicitors, of Birmingham and London, was the younger son of ...

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See Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk

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Carter, Henry [Harry] Bonham (1827–1921), barrister and company director, was born on 15 February 1827 in London, the third son of John Bonham Carter (1788–1838) and his wife, Joanna Maria (d. 1884), daughter of William Smith of Parndon Hall, Essex, MP for ...

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Maples, John Cradock, Baron Maples (1943–2012), barrister, politician, and businessman, was born at Solway, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire, on 22 April 1943, the son of Thomas Cradock Maples (1905–1989), director of a wine company (then serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve...

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Morris, John (1823–1905), lawyer and businessman, was born on 12 December 1823 at South Molton, Devon, the third of four children of George Morris, a wool-stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth Hutchings. He had one brother, William Morris, later a promoter of tramways, and two sisters. Educated privately, he then served for three years (1838–41) as a clerk in the offices of ...

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See Rose, Sir Philip, first baronet

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Shawcross, Hartley William, Baron Shawcross (1902–2003), barrister, politician, and businessman, was born on 4 February 1902 at Giessen, a small university town in Germany, the elder son (there were no daughters) of John Shawcross (1871–1966), lecturer in English literature at Giessen, and his Danish wife, ...

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Silvester, Eusebius (bap. 1714, d. in or after 1759), lawyer and projector, was baptized at Tamworth, Staffordshire, on 19 January 1714, the first of the eight children of Nicholas Silvester (1680–1745), gentleman, and his wife, Susanna, daughter of Euseby Dormer and his wife, ...