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Thomas Richard Allinson (1858–1918) by Ray, pubd 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Allinson, Thomas Richard (1858–1918), dietitian and businessman, was born at 43 Rumford Street, Hulme, Lancashire, on 29 March 1858, the son of Thomas Allinson, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Ellen (formerly Sims). He left school at fifteen and, aiming to be a doctor, he subsidized his studies by becoming a chemist's assistant. In 1879 he graduated LRCP (...

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Chamberlen, Hugh, the elder (b. 1630x34, d. after 1720), physician and economist, the eldest son of Peter Chamberlen (1601–1683), and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Myddelton, was born in the parish of St Anne, Blackfriars, London, between 1630 and 1634. ...

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Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist, the sixth child of Henry Chetham (c.1540–1603) of Crumpsall Hall, near Manchester, and his wife, Jane (c.1542–1616), the daughter of Robert Wroe of Heaton, was born at Crumpsall Hall, and baptized at ...

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Sir Richard Glyn, first baronet (bap. 1711, d. 1773) by Johan Zoffany, 1769 private collection; photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Glyn, Sir Richard, first baronet (bap. 1711, d. 1773), drysalter and banker, was baptized on 13 June 1711 at the church of St Andrew, Holborn, London, the second son of Robert Glyn (1673–1746), an oilman and drysalter of Hatton Garden, London, and his wife, ...

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Guerden, Aaron (c. 1602–1676?), physician and master of the mint, was the son of Michel Guerden (c.1560–1640), royal seneschal of Jersey, and his wife, Marie (d. 1620), daughter of Aaron Stocall, constable of St Saviour's, and the grandson of a Swiss minister who had settled in ...

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Hobday, Sir Gordon Ivan (1916–2015), chemist, pharmacologist, and businessman, was born at 33 Harrington Street, New Sawley, Derbyshire, on 1 February 1916, the son of Alexander Thomas Hobday (1887–1970), lace card punch operator, and his wife, Frances Cassandra, née Meads (...

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Horton, (James) Africanus Beale (1835–1883), army medical officer and political economist, was born in Gloucester village, Sierra Leone, on 1 June 1835, the son of James Horton (c.1791–1867), a carpenter, and his wife, Nancy. Both were of Igbo descent, members of the recaptive community, liberated there from slavery. ...

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Inman, Philip Albert, Baron Inman (1892–1979), hospital administrator and businessman, was born at Kirkgate, Knaresborough, in Yorkshire, on 12 June 1892, the son of Philip Inman (1823–1894), rate collector, and his second wife, Hannah Bickerdike (1856/7–1923/4). His birthplace was a whitewashed thatched cottage opposite the parish church, where generations of ...

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Mendes, Fernando Moses (1647–1724), physician and entrepreneur, was born at Trancoso, Beira Alta, Portugal, into a wealthy family of New Christian merchants and officials. He was one of the ten children of António Jacob Mendes da Costa (d. 1716), a merchant, and ...

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Stewart, William (1830–1916), medical practitioner and businessman in Paraguay, was born at Pitcairn, Grandtully, Perthshire, on 6 August 1830, the son of William Stewart (d. 1873) and his wife, Catherine, née Macfarlane. He attended school in London, then studied at Perth Academy...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...