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Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician, was born in April 1726, probably at Killarney, co. Kerry, the second of four children of Valentine Browne, third Viscount Kenmare (1695–1736), landowner, and his first wife, Honoria Butler (d. 1730), daughter of ...

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Sir Patrick Joseph Dollan (1885–1963) by Archibald McGlashan [The Red Jacket] © reserved; Glasgow Museums: Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove

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Dollan, Sir Patrick Joseph (1885–1963), journalist and local politician, was born in Baillieston, Lanarkshire, on 3 April 1885. He was one of thirteen children of James Dollan, a miner, and his wife, Jane Rooney (c.1861–c.1946), who were both of Irish descent. ...

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Sir Polydor de Keyser (1832–1898) by John Caller Stedelijke Musea Dendermonde

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Keyser, Sir Polydor de (1832–1898), hotelier and politician, was born on 12 December 1832 in rue de l'Église, Dendermonde, Belgium, the younger son of Joost Constant Fidel Armand de Keyser (b. 1801) and his wife, Catharina Rosalie, née Troch. Constant de Keyser...

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Kitson, Sir Thomas (1485–1540), merchant and local politician, was born in Warton, Lancashire, the son of Robert Kitson. He was apprenticed to Richard Glasyer, a mercer and merchant adventurer of London, and became free of the City in 1507. He was already trading on his own account on a substantial scale in 1509, and his accounts show that he remained active as a merchant adventurer until his death. In 1534–5, when he exported 625 cloths, only ten merchants exported larger quantities. He dealt mainly in the broadcloths of ...

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Lister, John (1847–1933), philanthropist and politician, was born on 8 March 1847 at 55 Beaumont Street, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of John Lister (1802–1867), physician, and his wife, Louisa Ann, née Grant (1815–1892). His maternal forebears were from a well-to-do military family and his paternal ancestors had links with ...

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Monoux, George (b. in or before 1465, d. 1544), merchant and local politician, was born by 1465, probably in London, the youngest of the five sons of Richard Monoux, of the Salters' Company. He was descended from John Monoux, of Stanford, Worcestershire, and the family was probably of Welsh marcher origin. He is first recorded (1485–6) in ...

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Smyth, John (c. 1500–1556), merchant and local politician, was born around the turn of the sixteenth century to Matthew Smyth [see under Smyth family (per. c. 1500-1680)], a middling Bristol merchant and hooper, and his wife, Alice, the daughter of a local merchant. The common nature of his name makes it difficult to trace his early years with certainty. However, he was almost certainly apprenticed to a ...