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Dalrymple, James (1859–1934), tramway manager, was born on 15 September 1859 at 3 Gaskill Street, Charlton upon Medlock, Lancashire, the son of James Dalrymple, a draper, and his wife, Margaret, née Adams. His family was Scottish and in 1864 moved to Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire...

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Henderson, George (1783–1855), army officer and railway company director, son of Captain Henderson of the 4th regiment, was born on 4 June 1783 at Newton, his father's property, on the banks of the Dee, Aberdeenshire. After attending the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he was commissioned in the ...

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Reid, Sir Robert Gillespie (1842–1908), railway contractor and entrepreneur in Canada, was born on 12 October 1842 in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland, the son of William Robertson Reid, a linen miller, and his wife, Catherine Gillespie. He was educated locally, and trained as a stonemason. In 1865, drawn by the gold rush, he emigrated to ...