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Goldie, Sir George Dashwood Taubman (1846–1925), founder of the Royal Niger Company, was born at The Nunnery, Isle of Man, on 20 May 1846, the fourth and youngest son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Taubman Goldie-Taubman, of the Scots guards, speaker of the House of Keys...

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Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie (1846–1925) by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harnett, Cornelius (1723–1781), merchant and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 20 April 1723 in Chowan county, North Carolina, the son of Cornelius (d. 1742), colonial official, planter, and tavern-keeper, and Elizabeth Harnett. With his family Harnett moved in 1726 to ...

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Ja Ja of Opobo [formerly Jubo Jubagha] (c. 1821–1891), merchant and king of Opobo, was born in Amaigbo, a village in what became the Orlu division of Nigeria. Cast out from his family (apparently because of an ill-omened physical defect) he was sold as a slave to the coastal state of ...

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Keswick, Sir John Henry (1906–1982), merchant, was born at Cowhill, Dumfries, on 13 July 1906, the youngest of three children (all sons) of Major Henry Keswick, of Cowhill Tower, merchant, and his wife, Winifred (Ida) Johnston, also of Dumfriesshire. His childhood years were spent in ...

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John Macarthur (1766–1834) by unknown engraver from the collection of the National Archives of Australia: A1200, L10417

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Macarthur, John (1766–1834), merchant and wool-grower, was probably born on 18 August 1766 and was baptized on 3 September 1767 at Stoke Damerel, near Plymouth, Devon, one of three known children of the expatriate Scot Alexander Macarthur (1720?–1790), mercer and draper, and his wife, ...

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