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Marks, Simon, first Baron Marks (1888–1964), retailer and business innovator, was born in Trafalgar Street, Leylands, Leeds, on 9 July 1888, the only son and eldest of the five children of Michael Marks (1859–1907) and his wife, Hannah Cohen. His father came to ...

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Reger [née Phillips], (Esther) Janet (1935–2005), lingerie designer, was born in Jubilee Street, London, on 30 September 1935, the eldest daughter of Hyman Phillips, textile manufacturer, and his wife, Ray, née Levine. Both her parents were the children of Jewish immigrants; her paternal grandfather, ...

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Sieff, Israel Moses, Baron Sieff (1889–1972), retailer and business innovator, was born at 28 Clarence Street, Cheetham, Manchester, on 4 May 1889, the eldest of three sons and two daughters of Ephraim Sieff and his wife, Sarah Saffer, who had arrived in Britain...