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Barnes, Isaac Edmestone (1857–1930), land surveyor and businessman, was born on 2 June 1857 in Highholborn Street, Kingston, Jamaica, the eldest legitimate son of William Barnes (1832–1891) and his wife, Amelia, née Johnson (c.1834–1893), coffee planters of Kraal district in the mountains of ...

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Bendhem, Thomas [Tom] (1928–2002), businessman and art patron, was born on 13 September 1928 in Berlin, the third child and second son of Heinrich (later Henry) Bendhem (1892–1965), owner of coal and wine businesses, and his wife, Elise Charlotte, née Frank (1898–1987). At the age of five, ...

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Bicknell, Elhanan (1788–1861), art patron and businessman, was born on 21 December 1788, at 8 Blackman Street, Southwark, London, the second son of William Bicknell (1749–1825) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Randall (1756–1821), of Sevenoaks, Kent. William was a friend of John Wesley...

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Dangoor, Sir Naim Eliahou (1914–2015), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 17 April 1914 in Baghdad, then part of the Ottoman Empire, the second in the family of six children of Eliahou Dangoor (1883–1976), printer and publisher, and his wife, Khatoun, ...

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Franks, Naphtali (1715–1796), merchant, was born in New York on 1 July 1715, the son of Jacob Franks (1688–1768), merchant, and his wife, (Bilhah) Abigaill, née Levy (1696–1756). His father was a son of Sara Phila Bloch (1662–1695) and the founder of the ...

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Frith, Francis (1822–1898), photographer and businessman, was born on 7 October 1822 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the only son and the second among the three children of Francis Frith (1790–1871), cooper of Chesterfield, and his wife, Alice (1789?–1863). Born into a Quaker family, Frith's...

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Sir Arthur Gilbert (1913–2001) by unknown photographer Gilbert Collection, Somerset House

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Gilbert, Sir Arthur (1913–2001), businessman and art collector, was born Abraham Bernstein at 6 St Mark's Terrace, Dalston, London, on 16 May 1913, the eighth child of Lazarus Bernstein and his wife, Bela (Betsy), née Feldman, Polish Jewish immigrants who had settled in ...

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Julius [née Goldman, afterwards Hille], Rosamind (1923–2010), design entrepreneur and furniture manufacturer, was born on 30 November 1923 at 144 Bethune Road, Stamford Hill, London, the eldest daughter of Morris Goldman (1897–1968), retailer and manufacturer, and his wife, Rachel (Ray), née Hille (1899–1986)...

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Margulies, Alexander (1902–1991), businessman and patron of the arts, was born in Skalat, Galicia, on 1 July 1902, the son of Marcus Mordecai Margulies (1862–1921) and his wife, Fanny, née Feige (1865–1943). The Margulies were descendants of Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margulies (1760–1828), who was celebrated for his scholarship and wealth. When the First World War broke out the family took up residence in ...

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Sir Robert James Sainsbury (1906–2000) by Francis Bacon, 1955 © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS 2010. Collection of Robert & Lisa Sainsbury, University of East Anglia, Norwich. Photograph: James Austin

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Sainsbury, Sir Robert James (1906–2000), businessman and patron of the arts, was born on 24 October 1906 at Waverley, 33 Eton Avenue, Hampstead, London, the second son and the youngest of the three children of John Benjamin Sainsbury (1871–1956) [see under Sainsbury family...

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Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber (1812–1895) by William Walker, pubd 1852 (after Richard Buckner) Glamorgan Record Office

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Schreiber [née Bertie; other married name Guest], Lady Charlotte Elizabeth (1812–1895), translator, businesswoman, and collector, eldest child of Albemarle Bertie, ninth earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), former army general and tory MP for Stamford, and his second wife, Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth, née Layard (1780–1858)...

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Silver, Jonathan (1949–1997), businessman and gallery owner, was born on 21 October 1949 at St Luke's Hospital, Horton Lane, Bradford, Yorkshire, one of the two sons of Sydney Samuel Silver (b. 1917), retail draper, and his wife, Irene Betty, née Morris, whose mother ran a boarding-house for Jewish refugees. Educated at ...