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See Crichton, Sir Archibald William

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Perry, Percival Lee Dewhurst, Baron Perry (1878–1956), motor vehicle manufacturer, was born on 18 March 1878, at Bristol, the third son of Alfred Thomas Perry, clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Revd Henry Wheeler. He won a scholarship to King Edward VI's Grammar School, Birmingham...

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Starley, James (1831–1881), bicycle manufacturer, was born on 21 April 1831 at Woodbine Cottage, Albourne, Sussex, the fourth of five children of Daniel Starley (1804–1856), a farmer, and his wife, Ann Stenning (1800–1852). He began working on his father's farm when he was only nine but did not find agricultural labour to his liking so ran away to ...

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(William) Miles Webster Thomas, Baron Thomas (1897–1980) by Walter Stoneman, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas, (William) Miles Webster, Baron Thomas (1897–1980), motor company and airline executive, was born on 2 March 1897 at Garfield Villa, Cefn Mawr, near Ruabon, Denbighshire, north Wales, the son of William Henry Thomas, retired furniture dealer and restorer, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Polly), ...