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Debenham, Sir Ernest Ridley, first baronetlocked

  • Gareth Shaw


Debenham, Sir Ernest Ridley, first baronet (1865–1952), department store owner, was born on 26 May 1865 at 42 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, the son of Frank Debenham (1837–1917), silk mercer and draper, and his wife, Emma Folkard Ridley.

Frank Debenham inherited a thriving business in ...

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