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Barclay, David (1729–1809), banker and brewer, was the younger son of David Barclay (1682–1769), Quaker merchant, and his second wife, Priscilla, daughter of John Freame, banker, of Lombard Street. David and his brother John became partners in their father's linen and merchant house in ...

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Bass, Michael Arthur, first Baron Burton (1837–1909), brewer and benefactor, was born at Brewery House, High Street, Burton upon Trent, on 12 November 1837, the elder son of Michael Thomas Bass (1799–1884), brewer, and his wife, Eliza Jane (d. 1897), daughter of ...

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Bass, Michael Thomas (1799–1884), brewer and politician, was born on 6 July 1799 at Burton upon Trent, the eldest son of Michael Thomas Bass (1759–1827), brewer, and his wife, Sarah, née Hoskins (1763–1837). He was educated at the grammar school in Burton and afterwards at ...

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Brain, Samuel Arthur (1850–1903), brewer, was born at 76 West Street, Bristol, on 4 May 1850, the son of Samuel Brain, timber merchant, and his wife, Emma, formerly Barnett, née Grattan. His grandfather, according to family sources, was 'an eminent engineer' in Kingswood...

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Bulmer, (George Henry) Bertram (1902–1993), cider manufacturer and business entrepreneur, was born on 30 August 1902 at Fair Oaks Cottage, Kings Acre Road, Hereford, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Frederick Bulmer (1865–1941) [see under Bulmer, Henry Percival] and his wife, ...

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Combe, Harvey Christian (1752–1818), brewer, was born in Andover, Hampshire, the second but eldest surviving son of Harvey Combe, a prosperous Andover attorney, and his wife, Christian, née Jarman. His father was a third generation lawyer, while his mother's family, the Jarmans, were ...

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Cooke, Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe (1840–1911), politician and promoter of cider making, was born at Hellens manor house, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, on 16 January 1840, the son and only surviving child of Robert Duffield Cooke (1795/6–1882), landowner and farmer, and his wife, Mary Anne (1797/8–1871)...

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Dewar, John Alexander, first Baron Forteviot (1856–1929), whisky blender and philanthropist, was born at Perth on 6 June 1856, the second surviving son in a family of five sons and two daughters of John Dewar (1806–1880), wine and spirit merchant, and his wife, ...

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Gardner, Sir James Tynte Agg- (1846–1928), brewer and politician, was born on 25 November 1846, at Cheltenham, the elder son of James Agg-Gardner (1804–1858) and his wife, Eulalie Emily (1819–1901), the fifth daughter and coheir of William Richard Hopkins-Northey. He had one brother and a sister. His father took the additional surname after his patronymic of ...

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Guinness, Sir Benjamin Lee, first baronet (1798–1868), brewer, was born in Dublin on 1 November 1798, the third son of Arthur Guinness (1768–1855), brewer, and his wife, Anne, eldest daughter and coheir of Benjamin Lee of Merrion, co. Dublin. He began his apprenticeship in the brewery at the age of sixteen and was admitted to a partnership six years later. Although his father survived for another thirty-five years and was in the words of the firm's historians 'the main architect of the firm' (...

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Guinness, Edward Cecil, first earl of Iveagh (1847–1927), brewer and philanthropist, was born at St Anne's, Clontarf, co. Dublin, on 10 November 1847, the youngest of the three sons of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (1798–1868), brewer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1865)...

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Guinness, Rupert Edward Cecil Lee, second earl of Iveagh (1874–1967), brewer and agricultural improver, was born in Berkeley Square, London, on 29 March 1874, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Cecil Guinness (1847–1927), who was created earl of Iveagh in 1919, and his wife, ...

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Jameson, John (bap. 1740, d. 1823), Irish whiskey distiller, was baptized on 5 October 1740 in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, one of the children of William Jameson (b. 1718) of Alloa, and his wife, Helen Horne, of Thormaneau, Kinross-shire. In 1768 he married Margaret (1753–1815)...

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McEwan, William (1827–1913), brewer and politician, was born at Alloa, Scotland, on 16 July 1827, the third of five children (two daughters and three sons) of John McEwan, a local shipowner, and his wife, Anne Jeffrey, whose father was a farmer at Throsk...

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Meux family (per. 1757–1910), brewers, was descended from an old landed family from the Isle of Wight that had possessed a baronetcy from 1641 to 1705. On the original baronetcy's extinction the family's standard passed to Thomas Meux, who had established himself as a merchant in ...

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Paul, William Francis (1850–1928), grain importer and maltster, was born on 11 February 1850 at 39 Bank Street, Ipswich, the youngest of the seven children of Robert Paul (c.1806–1864), maltster and wharfinger, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Woods, ironmonger, of ...

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Showering, Francis Edwin (1912–1995), drinks manufacturer, was born on 10 July 1912 at The Ship inn, Kilver Street, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, one of the four sons of Albert Edward Showering, an innkeeper and brewer, and his wife, Ethel May née Dyke. He was educated at ...

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Smith, John (1824–1879), brewer, was baptized on 14 April 1824 at St Peter's Church, Leeds, Yorkshire, the eldest of the five children of Samuel Smith, variously described as butcher and tanner, and his wife, Sarah Naylor, who had married at St Peter's seven years earlier. ...

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Walker, Sir Alexander (1869–1950), whisky blender and industrialist, was born on 22 March 1869 at Wallace Bank, Kilmarnock, the third and youngest son of Alexander Walker, chairman of John Walker & Sons, and his wife, Isabella (née McKemmie). Educated at Ayr Academy...

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Whitbread, Samuel (1720–1796), brewer and landowner, was born on 30 August 1720 at Cardington, near Bedford, the seventh of eight children and the youngest of five sons of Henry Whitbread (d. 1727) and his second wife, Elizabeth Read. The Whitbread family were of prosperous nonconformist yeoman stock, farming their own land and closely associated with leading ...