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Colton, Sir John (1823–1902), businessman and politician in Australia, one of the five sons of William Colton (1795–1858), a Devon farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born at Harbertonford, Devon, on 23 September 1823. When he was sixteen his family obtained free passage to ...

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Cookman, George (bap. 1774, d. 1856), businessman, lay preacher, and radical politician, was baptized on 20 January 1774 in the church of St Peter in the village of Owthorne, on the east Yorkshire coast, the son of Grimston Cookman, yeoman, and his wife, ...

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Holden, Sir Isaac, first baronet (1807–1897), inventor of a wool-combing machine, entrepreneur, and politician, was born on 7 May 1807 at Hurlet, near Paisley, the seventh child of Isaac Holden (d. 1826) and his wife, Alice, née Forrest. His father, a native of ...

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Pedler, Sir Frederick Johnson (1908–1991), colonial official and businessman, was born on 10 July 1908 at 27 Park Avenue South, Hornsey, London, the only child of Charles Henry Pedler (1865–1935), wholesale tea merchant, and his wife, Lucy Marian (May; 1878–1952), daughter of the ...

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Pope, James Colledge (1826–1885), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born on 11 June 1826 in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, the second son of Joseph Pope (1803–1895), a businessman and politician, and his first wife, Lucy Colledge (d. 1828). His father, a native of ...

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Watkinson, Harold Arthur, Viscount Watkinson (1910–1995), businessman and politician, was born on 25 January 1910 at Manor Cottage, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, the elder son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Arthur Gill Watkinson, master draper, and later the owner of a light engineering business, and his wife, ...

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Harold Arthur Watkinson, Viscount Watkinson (1910–1995) by Godfrey Argent, 1969 © Godfrey Argent Studios; collection National Portrait Gallery, London