Maker: Henry Edward Dawe
revised by Christine Clark
Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator, was born on 14 January 1774 in Newington Green, Middlesex, the third son, and sixth and last child, of Rawson Aislabie, soap and wine merchant of Newington Green, and his wife, Frances Rayson, of Dunham, Nottinghamshire...
Maker: Howard Coster
H. B. Grimsditch
revised by Gareth Shaw
Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931), grocer and yachtsman, was born in a tenement house in Crown Street, Glasgow, on 10 May 1850, the only surviving son of Thomas Lipton and his wife, Frances, daughter of Frank Johnstone, of Kilrid, Clones. His father was a poor labourer from ...
Robert A. Crampsey
McColl, Robert Smyth (1876–1959), footballer and retailer, was born on 13 April 1876 at 49 Holmhead Street, Glasgow, the son of Donald McColl, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Jemima Smyth. He showed an aptitude for association football at an early age and started playing with a local junior side, ...
Nicholas Fishwick and Roland Fishwick
Prest, William (1830–1885), football administrator and wine merchant, was born in York, probably on 1 April 1830, one of five sons of John Prest, a successful merchant in the city, and his wife, Arabella. He attended private schools in York from c.1840 to 1848. His father bought ...
F. M. L. Thompson
Russell, Edward Southwell, twenty-sixth Baron de Clifford (1907–1982), racing driver, dog-food salesman, and the last peer to be tried by the House of Lords, was born on 31 January 1907, the only son of Jack Southwell Russell, twenty-fifth Baron de Clifford (1884–1909), an Irish landowner, and his wife, ...
Anne Pimlott Baker
Steinberg, Leonard, Baron Steinberg (1936–2009), bookmaker, was born on 1 August 1936 in Belfast, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Jack Steinberg (1908–1955), optician and optical manufacturer, and his wife, Esther (1912–1968), daughter of Jacob Lazarus...