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Livesey, Sir George Thomas (1834–1908), gas engineer and industrialist, was born on 8 April 1834 at Canonbury Terrace, Islington, London, the eldest of the three children of Thomas Livesey (1807–1871), company manager, and his wife, Ellen, née Hewes (1806–1886). His family was already active in the developing gas industry: his great-uncle, also ...

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Southwell, Sir (Charles Archibald) Philip (1894–1981), petroleum geologist and industrialist, was born at Oak Royce, Calverley Lane, Rodley, Calverley, Yorkshire, on 6 June 1894, the only son of Charles Edward Southwell, medical practitioner, and his wife, Clare, née Beaumont. Educated at Newcastle under Lyme high school...