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Plowden, Edwin Noel Auguste, Baron Plowden (1907–2001), industrialist and public servant, was born on 6 January 1907 at the Mansion House, Strachur, Argyll, the second of three sons and second of four children of Roger Herbert Plowden (1853–1921), banker and landed proprietor, and his second wife, ...

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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 ...

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Weir, William Douglas, first Viscount Weir (1877–1959), industrialist and public servant, was born on 12 May 1877, in a top flat at Albert Crescent, Crosshill, Glasgow, the eldest of three children of James Weir (1842/3–1920), and his wife, Mary, formerly Richmond (1848–1931), daughter of ...