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See Hay, Josslyn Victor, twenty-second earl of Erroll

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Cox, James (c. 1723–1800), jeweller and entrepreneur, was born in London, the son of Henry Cox (c.1691–1746), tailor of Broad Street, and his wife, Frances, née Matthews. He was apprenticed in 1738 to Humphry Pugh, goldsmith of Fleet Street and freeman of the ...

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Cronshaw, Cecil John Turrell (1889–1961), industrial chemist and businessman, was born on 13 June 1889 at Heywood in Lancashire, the son of William Robert Cronshaw, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Anne Elizabeth, née Turrell. He was educated at Bury grammar school and apprenticed for a time to ...

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Defoe, Daniel (1660?–1731), writer and businessman, was the youngest of the three children of James Foe (d. 1706), a prosperous tallow chandler in the parish of Cripplegate and a freeman of the City of London, and Alice Foe, who died some time between 1668 and 1671. His sisters, ...

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Gookin, Sir Vincent (d. 1638), colonist and entrepreneur, was the youngest son of John Gookin, of Ripple Court, Kent, and Catherine, daughter of William Dene of Bursted, in the same county. Gookin settled in Ireland in the early seventeenth century, a tenant in fee simple to ...

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Henry, Mitchell (1826–1910), politician and businessman, was born into a nonconformist family at Ardwick Green, Manchester, the younger son of Alexander Henry, Liberal MP for South Lancashire (1847–52), who died on 4 October 1862, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Brush of ...

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Mackenzie, Sir George Sutherland (1844–1910), explorer and businessman, was born at Bolarum, India, on 5 May 1844, the third son of Sir William Mackenzie, inspector-general of the Madras medical service, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Edmund Prendergast, of Ardfinnan Castle, co. Tipperary...

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O'Hagan, Henry Osborne (1853–1930), company promoter, was born on 18 March 1853 at Blackburn, Lancashire, one of at least two sons of Henry O'Hagan, a civil engineer of Ulster origins, who had married at Chatham in 1846 Emily, daughter of Charles Buchanan, bootmaker. He was educated at ...

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Urwick, Lyndall Fownes (1891–1983), management consultant, was born on 3 March 1891 at Northwood, north Malvern, Leigh, Worcestershire, the only child of Henry Urwick (1859–1931) and his wife, Annis (1862–1948), daughter of Elias Lyndall Whitby (1833–1911), glove manufacturer and leather dresser of Yeovil...

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Waring, Samuel James, Baron Waring (1860–1940), businessman and promoter of the decorative arts, was born at 99 Field Street, Everton, Liverpool, on 19 April 1860 (though his birth date was registered as 23 June 1860), the eldest son of Samuel James Waring (1837–1907)...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...