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Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, baronet (1850–1931) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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 ...