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Instone, Sir Samuel (1878–1937), shipping and aviation entrepreneur, was born at Gravesend on 16 August 1878, the son of Adolphe Instone, and the eldest of three brothers. He was educated at Tunbridge Wells and at Boulogne. At the age of fifteen he went to work in the port, and soon acquired a very considerable knowledge of shipping between the ...

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Schwabe, Gustav Christian (1813–1897), shipowner and financier, one of four sons of Philipp Benjamin Schwabe and his second wife, Rosalie Levi, was born in Hamburg on 10 May 1813. Philipp Schwabe, a very wealthy Jewish merchant, had an older son, Ludwig Philipp, from his first marriage, to a woman called ...