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Chamberlain, Joseph [Joe] (1836–1914), industrialist and politician, was born on 8 July 1836 at 3 Grove Hill Terrace, Camberwell, Surrey, the first of the nine children of Joseph Chamberlain (1796–1874), cordwainer and metal manufacturer, and his wife, Caroline (1808–1875), daughter of Henry Harben...

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Courtauld, Samuel (1876–1947), industrialist and patron of the arts, was born at Bocking, Essex, on 7 May 1876, the second son of Sydney Courtauld, a silk manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah Lucy, the daughter of William Sharp. The Courtaulds had arrived in England...

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Johnson, Joseph (1738–1809), bookseller, was born on 15 November 1738 at Everton, near Liverpool, the second of two sons of John Johnson, a Baptist landowner and businessman who came to Everton from Cheshire in 1733. Johnson left for London in 1752, where two years later on 12 February 1754 he was apprenticed to ...

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Johnson, Thomas Ryder (1872–1963), trade unionist and politician, was born on 17 May 1872 at 10 South Hunter Street, off Maryland Street, Liverpool, the only child of Thomas Johnson, foreman sailmaker, and his wife, Margaret Boardman. His parents were both English. Although his father was Anglican by upbringing, ...

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Marshall, John (1765–1845), flax spinner and politician, was born on 27 July 1765 at 1 Briggate, Leeds, the third, but only surviving, child of Jeremiah Marshall (1731–1787), linen draper, and his wife, Mary (1728–1799), daughter of John Cowper of Yeadon. For health reasons he did not live in ...

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Rathbone, William (1819–1902), merchant and philanthropist, was born in Liverpool on 11 February 1819, the eldest son of William Rathbone (1787–1868) [see under Rathbone, William (1757-1809)] and his wife, Elizabeth Rathbone, née Greg (1789/90–1882). After passing through schools at Gateacre, Cheam...

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Smith, Sir Cyril (1928–2010), politician and manufacturer, was born at Birch Hill House, Wardle, Rochdale, Lancashire, on 28 June 1928, the second of three children of Eva Smith (1904–1994), who was unmarried. At the time of his birth registration she lived at 6 Falinge Road, Rochdale...

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Sutton, John (bap. 1777, d. 1863), corn dealer and seedsman, was baptized at St Mary Somerset, London, on 1 June 1777, the fourth son in a family of six sons and four daughters of James Sutton (1744–1789), partner in Sutton and Winckworth, flour factors, and his wife, ...

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Tate, Sir Henry, first baronet (1819–1899), sugar refiner and benefactor, was born at Chorley in Lancashire on 11 March 1819, the eleventh child of the Revd William Tate (1773–1836), and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Nathaniel Booth of Gildestone, Yorkshire. Tate's parents had twelve children in all, four having died before ...

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Wilkinson, John (1728–1808), ironmaster and industrialist, was born in Clifton, Cumberland, the eldest son of Isaac Wilkinson (bap. 1695, d. 1784), ironmaster, and his wife, Mary Johnson (d. 1786); William Wilkinson was his brother. In the 1720s Isaac Wilkinson was iron-founder at ...