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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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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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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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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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Younger, George, first Viscount Younger of Leckie (1851–1929), brewer and politician, was born on 13 October 1851 at the Brewery House, Bank Street, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, the eldest of six children of James Younger (1818–1868) and his wife, Janet (d. 1912), elder daughter of ...