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Benjamin Aislabie (1774–1842) by Henry Edward Dawe © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator, was born on 14 January 1774 in Newington Green, Middlesex, the third son, and sixth and last child, of Rawson Aislabie, soap and wine merchant of Newington Green, and his wife, Frances Rayson, of Dunham, Nottinghamshire...

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Timothy Bennett (1676/77–1756) by James Macardell, 1752 (after G. Budd) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bennett, Timothy (1676/7–1756), cordwainer and public access campaigner, is of obscure origins; details of his birth, family, and upbringing are unknown. On 19 July 1716, at All Hallows, London Wall, he married Katherine Magitt (1673/4–1749), of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey; the parish register—which also gives his wife's name as ...

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Christopher William Brasher (1928–2003) by unknown photographer, 1956 © Popperfoto

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Brasher, Christopher William [Chris] (1928–2003), athlete, journalist, and businessman, was born on 21 August 1928 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of William Kenneth Brasher, a Colonial Office engineer, and his wife, Katie Howe Brasher. His family moved to Jerusalem and then, when ...

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Goddard, (Cecil) John (1923–2012), fishing tackle manufacturer, angler, and entomologist, was born on 27 August 1923 at 66 Wiltshire Road, Brixton, London, the elder son of Cecil Henry Albert Falecki Goddard (1892–1970), businessman, and his wife, Olive Augusta Mary, née Venning (1892–1969). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Houlding, John (1833?–1902), brewer and football club sponsor, was born in Tenterden Street, off Scotland Road, Liverpool, probably in 1833, the year his father, Thomas Houlding, established himself there as a cow keeper and dairyman. His parents came from Lancashire farming stock....

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Ley, Sir Francis, first baronet (1846–1916), industrialist and promoter of sport, was born on 3 January 1846 in Burton upon Trent, the only surviving child of George Phillips Ley (1821–1886), for over forty years the high bailiff of the Burton upon Trent county court...

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Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, baronet (1850–1931) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931), grocer and yachtsman, was born in a tenement house in Crown Street, Glasgow, on 10 May 1850, the only surviving son of Thomas Lipton and his wife, Frances, daughter of Frank Johnstone, of Kilrid, Clones. His father was a poor labourer from ...

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Lo, Kenneth Hsiao Chien [Lo Xiaojan] (1913–1995), restaurateur and tennis player, was born on 12 September 1913 in Fuzhou, southern China, the second of the three sons of Lo Tsung Hien (Lo Zong Xian), a diplomatist, and his wife, Wei Ying...

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Kenneth Hsiao Chien Lo (1913–1995) by Graham Wood, 1975 Getty Images – Graham Wood

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Lynn, William (1792–1870), hotelier and sports promoter, was born in 1792 at East Grinstead, but nothing else is known about his early life. He first ventured into the catering trade in London before moving to Liverpool, where in the 1820s he leased the ...

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Peter Duncan Malloch (1852–1921) by unknown photographer © Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross council; licensor SCRAN

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Malloch, Peter Duncan (1852–1921), fishing tackle maker and naturalist, was born in Almondbank in Methven parish, Perthshire, on 15 July 1852, the second son in the family of at least four sons and one daughter of Joseph Malloch (1820–1890), a beetler (bleach worker) in the bleachfields serving the linen industry for which ...

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McColl, Robert Smyth (1876–1959), footballer and retailer, was born on 13 April 1876 at 49 Holmhead Street, Glasgow, the son of Donald McColl, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Jemima Smyth. He showed an aptitude for association football at an early age and started playing with a local junior side, ...

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Norris, Sir Henry George (1865–1934), property developer and football promoter, was born on 23 July 1865 at 23 Royal Terrace, Kennington, London, the son of John Henry Norris, warehouseman, and his wife, Georgiana Sarah Shaw. Educated privately, he was articled at the age of thirteen to a firm of solicitors....

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Philp, Hugh (1786–1856), golf club maker, was born in the Fife village of Cameron, some four miles from St Andrews, on 19 March 1786, the son of Thomas Philp, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Helen Shaw, also from a local labouring family. He moved to ...