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Moss, John (1782–1858), banker, railway promoter, and slaveowner, was born in Liverpool on 18 February 1782, the first son of Thomas Moss (1748–1805), a prosperous timber and general merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Betty, née Griffies (1754/5–1838). The family's wealth was partly attributable to the transatlantic trade in, and ownership of, enslaved people; ...

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Pole, Sir Felix John Clewett (1877–1956), railway manager and industrialist, was born at Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, on 1 February 1877, the second son of Edward Robert Pole, the local schoolmaster and an active churchman, and his wife, Emma, the youngest daughter of Charles Clewett...