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Cookman, George (bap. 1774, d. 1856), businessman, lay preacher, and radical politician, was baptized on 20 January 1774 in the church of St Peter in the village of Owthorne, on the east Yorkshire coast, the son of Grimston Cookman, yeoman, and his wife, ...

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Margulies, Alexander (1902–1991), businessman and patron of the arts, was born in Skalat, Galicia, on 1 July 1902, the son of Marcus Mordecai Margulies (1862–1921) and his wife, Fanny, née Feige (1865–1943). The Margulies were descendants of Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies (1760–1828), who was celebrated for his scholarship and wealth. When the First World War broke out the family took up residence in ...

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Throckmorton [née Lok; other married name Hickman], Rose (1526–1613), businesswoman and protestant exile, was born on 26 December 1526 in London, the third of eleven children of Sir William Lok (1480–1550), great-great-great-grandfather of the philosopher John Locke (1632–1704), London mercer, sheriff, and alderman, and gentleman usher of the chamber to ...

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Wilmot, Anthony Talbot de Burgh [Tony] (1915–1996), colonial administrator, businessman, and evangelist, was born on 24 June 1915 at The Mount, Shoreham, Kent, the youngest of five children and third son of Albert de Burgh Wilmot, paper manufacturer, and his wife, (Mary) Dorothea Herbert, ...