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R. B. Prosser

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James, William (1771–1837), land agent and railway developer, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 13 June 1771, the son of William James, a solicitor. He was educated at Warwick, and at a school at Winson Green, near Birmingham. After serving his articles he returned about 1797 to ...


Meyrick, Sir George Eliott Tapps-Gervis-, third baronet (1827–1896), landowner and developer, was born at Dover on 1 September 1827, the only son among the four children of Sir George William Tapps-Gervis, second baronet (1795–1842), and Clara, daughter of Augustus Eliott Fuller, landowner, of ...


Weston, Sir Richard (1591–1652), canal builder and agriculturist, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Weston (1564–1613), of Sutton, Surrey, and great-grandson of Sir Francis Weston. His family was quite distinct from those of the first earl of Portland and of Sir Richard Weston...