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See Hay, Josslyn Victor, twenty-second earl of Erroll

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Cronshaw, Cecil John Turrell (1889–1961), industrial chemist and businessman, was born on 13 June 1889 at Heywood in Lancashire, the son of William Robert Cronshaw, a commercial traveller, and his wife, Anne Elizabeth, née Turrell. He was educated at Bury grammar school and apprenticed for a time to ...

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Daniel Defoe (1660?–1731) by Michael Vandergucht, pubd 1706 (after Jeremiah Taverner, 1706) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Defoe, Daniel (1660?–1731), writer and businessman, was the youngest of the three children of James Foe (d. 1706), a prosperous tallow chandler in the parish of Cripplegate and a freeman of the City of London, and Alice Foe, who died some time between 1668 and 1671. His sisters, ...

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Henry, Mitchell (1826–1910), politician and businessman, was born into a nonconformist family at Ardwick Green, Manchester, the younger son of Alexander Henry, Liberal MP for South Lancashire (1847–52), who died on 4 October 1862, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Brush of ...

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Mackenzie, Sir George Sutherland (1844–1910), explorer and businessman, was born at Bolarum, India, on 5 May 1844, the third son of Sir William Mackenzie, inspector-general of the Madras medical service, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Edmund Prendergast, of Ardfinnan Castle, co. Tipperary...

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Waring, Samuel James, Baron Waring (1860–1940), businessman and promoter of the decorative arts, was born at 99 Field Street, Everton, Liverpool, on 19 April 1860 (though his birth date was registered as 23 June 1860), the eldest son of Samuel James Waring (1837–1907)...

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Worsley, Benjamin (1617/18–1677), physician and projector, was the eldest son of Francis Worsley of Kenton, Warwickshire, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Shipman Hopkins of Coventry. He was probably brought up in London. The only certain detail concerning his formal education is his admission as a pensioner at ...