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Caird, Sir James Key, baronet (1837–1916), jute manufacturer and benefactor, was born on 7 January 1837, the eldest son of the five children of Edward Caird (1806–1889), linen manufacturer of Dundee, and his wife, Mary, née Key (c.1806–1843). Edward Caird had founded the business of ...


Sir Eldred Frederick Hitchcock (1887–1959) by Harold Knight, exh. RA 1950 © reserved; unknown collection


Hitchcock, Sir Eldred Frederick (1887–1959), businessman, was born on 9 December 1887 in Islington, London, the eldest, with his twin sister, Effie, of the seven children of Eldred Hitchcock, superintendent of Dr Barnardo's Home, Epsom, and his wife, Louisa Naomi Orchard. He was educated at ...