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Colton, Sir John (1823–1902), businessman and politician in Australia, one of the five sons of William Colton (1795–1858), a Devon farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born at Harbertonford, Devon, on 23 September 1823. When he was sixteen his family obtained free passage to ...

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Donaldson, Sir Stuart Alexander (1812–1867), businessman and politician in Australia, was born on 16 December 1812, the third son of Stuart Donaldson (d. 1849), a London merchant born in Haddington, Scotland, and his wife, Betsy, the daughter of John Crundall of Snab Green, Lancashire...

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MacBain, Sir James (1828–1892), businessman and politician in Australia, born on 19 April 1828 at Kinrives, Ross-shire, was the youngest son of Smith MacBain, a farmer, and his wife, Christina Taylor. While he was still an infant his family moved to Scotsburn, and thence to ...

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Palmer, Sir James Frederick (1803–1871), businessman and politician in Australia, was born on 7 June 1803 at Great Torrington, Devon, the fourth son of John Palmer, rector of Great Torrington, and his wife, Jane, the daughter of William Johnson. He received a medical education under ...

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Patterson, Sir James Brown (1833–1895), businessman and politician in Australia, born at Alnwick, Northumberland, on 18 November 1833, was the youngest son of James Patterson, a district road inspector, and his wife, Agnes, née Brown. He received an elementary education at Alnwick, and emigrated to ...

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See, Sir John (1845–1907), businessman and politician in Australia, was born at Yelling, Huntingdonshire, on 14 November 1845, the son of Joseph See, a farm labourer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Bailey. The family migrated in 1852 and began farming at Hinton...