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Andrews, Robert (1703–1763), lawyer and property developer, was born in London, probably at Upper John Street, Golden Square, on 3 September 1703, the fifth but second surviving son of Richard Andrews (1664–1734), a scrivener, and his wife, Elizabeth (1664–1749), daughter of Hugh Pigot...

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Sir Cyril Wilson Black (1902–1991) by Walter Bird, 1959 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Black, Sir Cyril Wilson (1902–1991), property developer and politician, was born on 8 April 1902 at 11 Langham Mansions, Kensington, London, one of four sons (three surviving) and two daughters of Robert Wilson Black (1871–1951), property developer, of 11 Langham Mansions, and his wife, ...

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Burton [Haliburton], James (1761–1837), builder and developer, was born on 29 July 1761, probably in London, the son of William Haliburton, a Southwark-based builder of Scottish descent. He was articled to a surveyor named James Dalton in 1776, and subsequently became his partner. ...

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Carr, Jonathan Thomas (1845–1915), property developer, was born in Dublin, the eldest son among the ten children of Jonathan Carr (d. 1881), a wholesale woollen draper of Cumbrian origin with a business in the West End of London, and his Irish wife. The family was liberal in outlook, art loving, and gregarious: one brother, ...

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Clayton, Sarah (1712–1779), property developer and industrialist, was born at Liverpool on 26 August 1712, the youngest of the nine children of Alderman William Clayton (d. 1715), merchant and ropeworks proprietor, and his second wife, Elizabeth (d. 1745), daughter of George Leigh...

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Clements, Nathaniel (1705–1777), Treasury official and property developer, was the fifth son of Robert Clements (1664–1722) of Rathkenny, near Cootehill, co. Cavan, a second-generation squire of Cromwellian origins, and Elizabeth (d. 1742), daughter of General Theophilus Sandford of Moyglare, co. Meath. Clements...

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Edgson, (Walter) Stanley (1893–1950), commercial property developer, was born in 1893. Nothing else is known about his life until he began his estate agency career with the practice of Rawlins and Culver, moving to the commercial chartered surveyors Hillier and Parker, based in the ...

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Gardiner, Luke, first Viscount Mountjoy (1745–1798), politician and property developer, was born on 7 February 1745, the eldest son of Charles Gardiner (c.1712–1769), landowner and MP, and Florinda Norman (b. 1722). As the scion of a family that had become extremely wealthy as a consequence of shrewd land purchases and urban development on ...

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Hill, Philip Ernest (1873–1944), property developer and financier, was born at 8 Scarborough Terrace, Torquay, on 11 April 1873, the younger son and youngest of three children of Philip Hill (1839–1922), cab proprietor, and his wife, Mary Smith (1830–1883), a lodging-house keeper. His mother died when he was ten, his only sister subsequently bringing him up. In 1886 he entered ...

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John Innes (1829–1904) by H. C. Osterstock, 1934 John Innes Centre, Norwich

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Innes, John (1829–1904), property developer, and philanthropist, was born on 20 January 1829 in Hampstead, Middlesex, and baptized on 23 February 1829 at All Souls, St Marylebone, the sixth of seven known children of John Innes (1786–1869), a West Indies merchant of Mincing Lane...

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King, Robert, second earl of Kingston (1754–1799), accused murderer and property developer, was the eldest son of Edward King, first earl of Kingston (1726–1797), then MP for Boyle and later for co. Sligo, and his wife, Jane (d. 1784), illegitimate daughter of ...

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William Alexander Madocks (1773–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1812 (after James Ramsay) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Madocks, William Alexander (1773–1828), property developer and politician, born in London on 17 June 1773, was the third son of John Madocks of St Andrew's, Holborn, and of Fron Yw in Denbighshire, an eminent chancery barrister, who was MP for the borough of ...

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Meyrick, Sir George Eliott Tapps-Gervis-, third baronet (1827–1896), landowner and developer, was born at Dover on 1 September 1827, the only son among the four children of Sir George William Tapps-Gervis, second baronet (1795–1842), and Clara, daughter of Augustus Eliott Fuller, landowner, of ...

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Murphy, James [John] (1913–2009), building contractor, was born on 5 October 1913 in Ohermong, near Caherciveen, co. Kerry, Ireland, one of the five children of John Murphy, farmer, and his wife, Bridget, née Sullivan. He was baptized James, but later changed his name to ...

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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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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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Porter, David (1746/7–1819), chimney sweep, social reformer, and property developer, was the son of Stephen Porter (1727/8–1766), an itinerant country chimney sweep from Peterborough. His mother was probably Mary Porter, Stephen Porter's wife at the time of his death. According to his Considerations on the Present State of Chimney Sweepers...