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Sir George Carlyon Hughes Armstrong, first baronet (1836–1907) by unknown engraver, pubd 1892 (after Elliott & Fry) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Armstrong, Sir George Carlyon Hughes, first baronet (1836–1907), newspaper proprietor, younger son of Colonel George Craven Armstrong, of the East India Company's army, and of Georgianna, daughter of Captain Philip Hughes, was born at Lucknow, India, on 20 July 1836. He was privately educated and was nominated to a military cadetship in the company's service in 1855. During the Indian mutiny he was attached to the ...

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John Jacob Astor, first Baron Astor of Hever (1886–1971) by Cuthbert Julian Orde, 1950 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Astor, John Jacob, first Baron Astor of Hever (1886–1971), newspaper proprietor, was born at the family mansion on East 33rd Street, New York, USA, on 20 May 1886, the second surviving son of William Waldorf Astor, first Viscount Astor of Hever Castle (1848–1919)...

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Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst, Countess Bathurst (1871–1965) by Philip A. de Laszlo, 1919 The de László Foundation; photograph: Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Bathurst [née Borthwick], Lilias Margaret Frances, Countess Bathurst (1871–1965), newspaper publisher, was born on 12 October 1871 at 60 Eaton Place, London, the elder child and only daughter of Algernon Borthwick, Baron Glenesk (1830–1908), journalist, newspaper publisher, and politician, and his wife, ...

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Charles Frederic Moberly Bell (1847–1911) by George Charles Beresford, c. 1910 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Charles Frederic Moberly (1847–1911), journalist and newspaper manager, was born on 2 April 1847 in Alexandria, youngest of six children of Thomas Bell (d. 1859), merchant, and his first wife, Hester Louisa Dodd, née David, widow of a naval chaplain. Following his wife's premature death, ...

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Bennett, Sir Thomas Jewell (1852–1925), journalist and newspaper proprietor, was born on 16 May 1852, at Elm Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, the third son and fourth of six children of John Thomas Bennett (1814-1880), solicitor's clerk, and his wife, Charlotte Mary Galopin ...

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Berrow, Harvey (bap. 1719, d. 1776), printer and newspaper proprietor, was baptized on 26 May 1719 at St Mary the Virgin, Northill, Bedfordshire, the third son of Capel Berrow (1673/4–1751), a clergyman, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1723). His eldest brother, Capel Berrow (1715–1782)...

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Berry, William Ewert, first Viscount Camrose (1879–1954), newspaper proprietor, was born on 23 June 1879 at Gwaelod-y-garth, Merthyr Tudful, the second of the three sons of John Mathias Berry (d. 1917), an estate agent and a Liberal alderman, and his wife, Mary Ann (...

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Bowles, Thomas Gibson (1841–1922), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born in London on 15 January 1841, the illegitimate son of Thomas Milner-Gibson (1806–1884) and Susan (or Susanna) Bowles (1818–1898), a servant. He was baptized at Christ Church, Spitalfields, on 10 March 1841...

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Thomas Gibson Bowles (1842–1922) by Théobald Chartran, 1880 private collection

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Burges, Francis (1675/6–1706), printer and newspaper proprietor, was the son of Francis Burges, clerk of the Tower liberties, in London. He was bound apprentice to the printer Freeman Collins on 7 November 1692, and was presumably one of the workmen involved in printing ...

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Sir (William) Emsley Carr (1867–1941) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carr, Sir (William) Emsley (1867–1941), newspaper proprietor and philanthropist, was born on 1 May 1867 at 9 Hunslet Road, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, the eldest son of Thomas Hay Carr (1842–1927), a cloth manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Jane Emsley (d. 1905). Educated in his native city, he became a journalist when summoned to ...

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Edward Cave (1691–1754) by Thomas Worlidge, pubd 1754 (after Francis Kyte, 1740) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cave, Edward (1691–1754), printer and magazine proprietor, was born on 27 February 1691 at Cave's Hole on Watling Street in Newton, near Rugby, Warwickshire, the son of Joseph Cave (1667–1747), who, having lost an entailed family estate, had become a shoemaker in Rugby...