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Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) by John Singer Sargent, 1912 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


Grahame, Kenneth (1859–1932), writer and secretary of the Bank of England, was born on 8 March 1859 at 32 Castle Street, Edinburgh, the second son and third of four children of James Cunningham Grahame (1830–1887), advocate, and his wife, Elizabeth (Bessie; 1837–1864), daughter of ...


Roby, John (1793–1850), writer and banker, was born in Wigan, Lancashire, on 5 January 1793 and baptized on 30 January in St Paul's Independent Chapel, Standishgate, Wigan, the youngest child of Nehemiah Roby (bap. 1737, d. 1815) and his second wife, Mary Aspull...