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Dale, Sir David, first baronet (1829–1906), industrialist, was born on 11 December 1829 at Murshidabad, Bengal. He was the younger son of David Dale, an employee of the East India Company and judge of the city court there, and his wife, Ann Elizabeth...

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Fielden, John (1784–1849), industrialist and politician, was born on 17 January 1784 at home at Laneside, Todmorden, Lancashire, the third of the eight children of Joshua Fielden (1748–1811), tenant farmer and clothier, and his wife, Jennifer (Jenny) Greenwood (1749–1825). He had no formal schooling. From a very early age he worked in his father's spinning mills and accompanied him on weekly trips to ...

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Fox, Robert Were (1754–1818), merchant and industrial entrepreneur, was born on 5 July 1754 in Fowey, Cornwall, the second of the five sons of George Croker Fox (d. 1807) and his wife, Mary. The Foxes were a Quaker family holding a long-established and significant position in Cornish commercial life. As mine owner, merchant, and shipping agent, ...

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Gibbins family (per. c. 1770–1919), manufacturers and bankers, came to prominence with Joseph Gibbins senior (1756–1811), who became a button maker in Birmingham. As businessmen, Quakers were required to act with scrupulous honesty in all their business dealings and Joseph Gibbins...

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McLaren, Charles Benjamin Bright, first Baron Aberconway (1850–1934), barrister and industrialist, was born at Edinburgh on 12 May 1850, the elder son of Duncan McLaren (1800–1886), member of parliament for Edinburgh, and his third wife, Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815–1906), daughter of Jacob Bright...

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Paula, Frederic Rudolph Mackley de (1882–1954), writer on accountancy and industrialist, was born on 23 July 1882 at Avenue House, Tenterden Grove, Hendon, London, one of the five children of Friedrich Mortiz Alphonse Felix de Paula, a partner in the City solicitors' practice of ...

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Pease, Sir Arthur Francis, first baronet (1866–1927), coal owner and industrialist, was born at Hummersknott, Darlington, on 11 March 1866, the eldest son of Arthur Pease, coal owner and MP, and his wife, Mary Lecky, daughter of Ebenezer Pike of Bessborough, co. Cork...

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Pease, Sir Joseph Whitwell, first baronet (1828–1903), industrialist and banker, born at Darlington on 23 June 1828, was the elder son of Joseph Pease (1799–1872), railway company promoter and industrialist [see under Pease, Edward], and his wife, Emma (d. 1860)...

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Richardson, James Nicholson (1846–1921), industrialist and politician, was born on 7 February 1846 in Belfast, the only child of John Grubb Richardson, an industrialist, and his first wife, Helena Grubb, originally of Cahir Abbey, co. Tipperary. Helena died in childbirth in 1849 and ...