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Cotton, Jack (1903–1964), property developer, was born at Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 1 January 1903, the third son of Benjamin Marcus Cotton and his wife, Caroline Josephine Rudelsheim. His father was an import–export merchant with a flourishing trade in silver plate cutlery to South Africa...

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Flack, Walter (1915–1963), property developer, was born Isaac Wolf Flach, on 16 November 1915 at 15 Richmond Road, South Hammersmith, London, the son of Jewish parents, Abraham Judah Flach (1874-1948), a master ladies tailor, and his second wife Olive née Posener (or Pausner) (...

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Isaac, Samuel (1812–1886), merchant and projector of the Mersey Tunnel, son of Lewis Isaac (c.1788–1879), a furniture broker, of Poole, Dorset, and his wife, Catherine (c.1789–1863), daughter of N. Solomon of Margate, was born at Chatham. He went to ...

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Lampl, Sir Frank William (1926–2011), construction industry executive, was born near Brno, Czechoslovakia, on 6 April 1926, the son of Otto Lampl (d. 1934), a cultured Jewish landowner with a doctorate in law, and his wife, Olga, née Jellinek (d. 1944)...

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Levy, Joseph (1906–1990), property developer and estate agent, was born on 27 January 1906 at 1 Mansell Road, Acton, Middlesex, the youngest of the five children of David Edward Levy, then a hotel waiter, and his wife, Ellen Kate Twine. David Levy was later described as a manufacturer's agent and as a bookmaker. ...

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Max Rayne, Baron Rayne (1918–2003) by Graham Sutherland, 1968–9 © Darwin College, Cambridge

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Rayne, Max, Baron Rayne (1918–2003), property developer and philanthropist, was born Max Rubenstein on 8 February 1918, at 102 City Road, St Lukes, Holborn, London, the son of Phillip Rubenstein (1894–1979), who later took the surname of Rayne, a mantle manufacturer in Half Moon Passage, Aldgate...

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Samuel, Howard (1914–1961), property developer and publisher, was born on 2 February 1914 at 1 Maisemore Mansions, Canfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, one of at least two sons of Henry Samuel, jeweller, and his wife, Grace Jacobs. He was educated at St Paul's School...

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Sunlight, Joseph (1889–1978), architect and property developer, was born in Novogrudock, Belorussia, then part of the Russian empire, on 2 January 1889 ns (20 December 1888 os), the son of Israel Schimschlavitch, afterwards Sunlight (1864–1945), and his wife, Minnie (d. 1941). His father, like many Russian Jews, was anxious to evade conscription into the tsarist army and the family emigrated to ...