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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his surname from the German doctor who delivered him, and his parents were the Empress Anne...

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Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later publican, and his wife, Violet, née Duckworth. His father was an occasional professional footballer with ...

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Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary, was born on 27 August 1783 at Thurso, Caithness, the eldest son of Donald Finlayson (1761–1790), fisherman, who had six children, and his wife, Isobel Guthrie, née Sutherland (b. 1761). His parents were both Scottish. As a youth ...

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Frend, William (1757–1841), religious writer and actuary, was born on 22 November 1757 at Canterbury, the second son of George Frend, wine merchant, alderman, and twice mayor of the city, and his wife, Catherine (d. 1763). His mother died when he was five years old, and his father married, on 25 September 1764, ...

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Goobey, Alastair Ross (1945–2008), pension fund manager, was born at 29 The Avenue, Wanstead, Essex, on 6 December 1945, the son of George Henry Ross Goobey (1911–1999), pension fund manager, and his wife, Gladys Edith, née Menzies (b. 1911). He was brought up in ...

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May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser, was born on 20 June 1871 at Cheshunt, the younger son of William C. May, grocer and wine merchant, and his wife, Julia Ann Mole. He was educated at Cranleigh School...

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May, Peter Barker Howard (1929–1994), cricketer and insurance broker, was born on 31 December 1929 at 95 Northcourt Avenue, Reading, Berkshire, the elder son and elder child of Thomas Howard May, director of the family electrical engineering business, Callas Sons and May, and his wife and cousin, ...

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Morgan, William (1750–1833), actuary, was born on 26 May 1750 at Bridgend, Glamorgan, the third of the eight children of William Morgan (1708–1772), physician of Bridgend, and his wife, Sarah, née Price (1726–1803), sister of the well-known radical and writer Richard Price (1723–1791)...

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Tredwell [née Pickering], Alice (bap. 1823, d. 1867), railway contractor, was born in Brampton, Cumberland, where she was baptized on 5 January 1823, the only daughter of John Pickering (1785–1841), of Beck Brow, Brampton, builder, and his wife, Martha Shaw, ...