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Baldwin, Thomas (c. 1750–1820), architect and property developer, of unknown parentage, was mainly active in Bath, although not born there. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Chapman, alderman of the city, on 15 September 1779, at St James's Church. They had at least one daughter and one son. He began his career as clerk to the Palladian local architect ...

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Hyams, Harry John (1928–2015), property developer and art collector, was born on 2 January 1928 at Fairway, Farm Avenue, Child’s Hill, Hendon, London, the only child of Samuel (Uel) Hyams (1892–1965), an importer of crystal glass, and his wife, ...

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Orme, Edward (1775–1848), engraver and property developer, was born in Manchester, the thirteenth child of Aaron Orme (1707–1782), fustian manufacturer of Manchester, and his third wife, Margaret Walmsley (bap. 1739, d. 1808). One brother, Robert (1767–1827), became solicitor to the East India Company...

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Overall, Douglas (1892–1978), chartered surveyor and commercial property developer, was born on 9 May 1892 at 18 Clifton Street, Brighton, the son of Frank Harry Overall, furniture salesman, and his wife, Sarah Jane Millard. He attended Brighton College for a time, where he studied engineering, but in 1913 he joined the commercial estate agents ...

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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 ...