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Hayes, John Henry [Jack] (1887–1941), police officer, trade unionist, and politician, was born on 14 October 1887 at 11 Mitre Fold, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, one of seven children of John William Hayes, policeman, and his wife, Sarah (née Inchley). His father rose to the rank of chief inspector, and ...


McArthur, Sir William (1809–1887), woollen merchant and politician, was born at Malin, Donegal, Ireland, on 6 July 1809, the fifth child and second son of John McArthur (d. 1840) and Sarah, née Finlay (d. 1861). His father was a poor Scots-Irish farmer who had converted to Methodism in the 1790s and turned to itinerant preaching in the ‘linen triangle’ of ...


Simon, Ernest Emil Darwin, first Baron Simon of Wythenshawe (1879–1960), industrialist, politician, and public servant, was born in Didsbury, Manchester, on 9 October 1879, the eldest son of Henry Simon (1835–1899), industrialist, and his second wife, Emily Stoehr (1858–1920). Henry Simon had been born in ...


Ernest Emil Darwin Simon, first Baron Simon of Wythenshawe (1879–1960) by Lafayette, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London