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Fannin, (Thomas) Alfred (1874–1939), businessman, was born in June 1874 in Dublin, the younger son of two children born to Thomas Eustace Fannin (1835–1888), owner of a medical supplies business, and his wife, Margaret, née Booth (d. 1911). His parents, who were married in 1869, both came from leading ...


Freeman, John Frederick (1880–1929), poet and businessman, was born on 29 January 1880 at 5 Pownall Road, Haggerston, London, the eldest son of John Jacob Freeman, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Catherine Esther, née Botham, granddaughter of a captain in a regiment of guards. His father, whose family came from ...


Watkinson, Harold Arthur, Viscount Watkinson (1910–1995), businessman and politician, was born on 25 January 1910 at Manor Cottage, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, the elder son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Arthur Gill Watkinson, master draper, and later the owner of a light engineering business, and his wife, ...


Harold Arthur Watkinson, Viscount Watkinson (1910–1995) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © Godfrey Argent Studios; collection National Portrait Gallery, London