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Allen, William Edward David [pseuds. James Drennan, Liam Pawle] (1901–1973), historian and businessman, was born on 6 January 1901 at 12 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, the eldest of the three sons of William Edward Allen (1860–1919), printer and theatre owner, and his wife, ...

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Branford, Victor Verasis (1863–1930), sociologist and businessman, was born at 15 West Street, Oundle, Northamptonshire, on 25 September 1863, the eldest surviving son of William Catton Branford (1837–1891), a veterinary surgeon, and Ann Kitchen (1826–1871), the sister of his father's deceased first wife. His father spent two short periods as professor in the veterinary college in ...

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Daniell, John Frederic (1790–1845), experimental philosopher and businessman, was born on 12 March 1790 at Essex Street, Strand, London, the eldest son of George Daniell (c.1760–1833), barrister, and his wife, Louisa Hahn (d. 1833). His mother was of German birth but had long lived in ...

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Evans, John [pseuds. I. D. Ffraid, Adda Jones] (1814–1875), Welsh scholar and businessman, was born at Tŷ Mawr, Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, on 23 July 1814, the son of David and Grace Evans. His education consisted of two periods, at Abergele in 1824 and at ...

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Fry, Francis (1803–1886), businessman and bibliographer, was born on 28 October 1803 at Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, Gloucestershire, the second son of the seven children of Joseph Storrs Fry (1769–1835), manufacturer, and Ann Allen (1764?–1829). His grandfather Joseph Fry (1728–1787) was a doctor, a manufacturer of porcelain and chocolate, and a partner in the firm of ...

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Macdonald, Eleanor Catherine (1910–2004), businesswoman and management consultant, was born on 1 September 1910 at 83 Gordon Road, Wanstead, Essex, the younger of the two children of Frederick William Macdonald (d. 1959), a foreman in a cigarette factory, and his wife, Frances Catherine, ...

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Sir Iain Andrew Noble, third baronet (1935–2010) by unknown photographer image courtesy of Electric Scotland

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Noble, Sir Iain Andrew, third baronet (1935–2010), financier, entrepreneur, and promoter of the Gaelic language, was born Ian Andrew Noble in Berlin on 8 September 1935, the eldest son and eldest of three children of Sir Andrew Napier (Paddy) Noble, second baronet (1904–1987)...

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Rowntree, (Benjamin) Seebohm (1871–1954), sociologist and businessman, was born at Bootham, St Olave Marygate, York, on 7 July 1871, the second son of Joseph Rowntree (1836–1925), who then described himself as a master grocer but later became a successful cocoa and chocolate manufacturer, and his second wife, ...

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(Benjamin) Seebohm Rowntree (1871–1954) by Jane Bown, 1952 Jane Bown / Camera Press, London

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Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector, eldest child of Albemarle Bertie, ninth earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), former army general and tory MP for Stamford, and his second wife, Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth, née Layard (1780–1858)...

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Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber (1812–1895) by William Walker, pubd 1852 (after Richard Buckner) Glamorgan Record Office

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Sir Roland Smith (1928–2003) by Chris Hay, 1987 © Chris Hay; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Sir Roland (1928–2003), marketing scholar and businessman, was born on 1 October 1928 at 226 Palmerston Street, Beswick, Manchester, the son of Joshua Smith, police sergeant, and his wife, Hannah, née Hamblet. His father, originally from Bolton, had been a miner before joining the police. ...