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Anderson, John (1817–1892), warehouseman and department store owner, was born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, the son of Peter Anderson, a carrier, and his wife, Margaret. His parents died when he was young, and Anderson became an apprentice draper in Perth. After failing to recover his savings of ...

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Bainbridge, Emerson Muschamp (1817–1892), department store owner, was born on 25 August 1817 in Eastgate, Weardale, co. Durham, the youngest child in the family of two sons and five daughters of Cuthbert Bainbridge (1772–1850), a farmer, and his wife, Mary Muschamp (1774–1850), the youngest child of ...

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Barker, Sir John (1840–1914), department store owner, was born at Loose, Kent, on 6 April 1840, the son of Joseph Barker, a carpenter and brewer, and his wife, Ann Sells. He was educated privately and in 1853 began a three-year apprenticeship to a draper in ...

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Bedford, John (1903–1980), department store manager, was born on 16 January 1903 at 26 Court 6 New John Street, west Birmingham, the only son of John Bedford and his wife, Rosalind Nicholls. His father was a journeyman brass-caster who established his own small brass foundry, money from which was to be used to enable his son to enter the legal profession. Unfortunately, the business failed and his son was required to start work. He did so in a ...

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Brown, James Duff (1862–1914), librarian and compiler of music reference books, was born on 6 November 1862 at 3 Reid Terrace, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, the second of seven children of James Brown of St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Margaret Douglas of ...

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Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky] (1885–1952), clothing manufacturer and retailer, was born on 15 August 1885 in the town of Kurkel, Kovno province, Russia (now Lithuania), the only son of Chaim Judah Osinsky (b. 1825), bookseller, and his wife, ...

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Sir Montague Maurice Burton (1885–1952) by unknown photographer © reserved; Manchester University Press; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clarke, James (1797/8–1861), antiquary and shopkeeper, was born at Bedingfield, Suffolk, and was baptized there on 27 May 1798. He was the son of William Clarke and his wife, Mary Cook. He became a grocer and draper, with premises facing the gates of the ...

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Cohen, Sir John Edward [Jack] [formerly Jacob Edward Kohen] (1898–1979), grocer and creator of Tesco stores, was born in the City of London on 6 October 1898, the fifth of six children and the second of three sons of Avroam Kohen, an immigrant Polish-Jewish tailor, and his first wife, ...

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Sir Ernest Ridley Debenham, first baronet (1865–1952) by Lafayette, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 ...