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Bicknell, Elhanan (1788–1861), art patron and businessman, was born on 21 December 1788, at 8 Blackman Street, Southwark, London, the second son of William Bicknell (1749–1825) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Randall (1756–1821), of Sevenoaks, Kent. William was a friend of John Wesley...

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Boult, Swinton (1808–1876), insurance company manager, was born on 3 December 1808 in Liverpool, one of several children of Francis Boult, a Unitarian shipowner, and his wife, Anne, née Swanwick. While his father was fairly prominent in Liverpool, and a founder of the town's ...

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Carter, Henry [Harry] Bonham (1827–1921), barrister and company director, was born on 15 February 1827 in London, the third son of John Bonham Carter (1788–1838) and his wife, Joanna Maria (d. 1884), daughter of William Smith of Parndon Hall, Essex, MP for ...

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Goodfellow, Sir William (1880–1974), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 26 May 1880 at Terarauhi, Alexandra, near Te Awamutu in the district of Waikato, New Zealand, the eldest of the six children of Thomas Goodfellow (1854–1938) and his wife, Jane Grace (1856–1950), the daughter of ...

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Le Marquand, Cyril (1902–1980), Jersey senator and businessman, was born in St Lawrence, Jersey, on 6 March 1902, the only son of Joshua Le Marquand and his wife, Lilian Mabel, née Le Feuvre. His father and uncle were joint owners of the flourishing local corn chandlery and seed and animal fodder merchants ...

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Frederick James Marquis, first earl of Woolton (1883–1964) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marquis, Frederick James, first earl of Woolton (1883–1964), politician and businessman, was born on 23 August 1883 at 163 West Park Street, Salford, the only child of Thomas Robert Marquis (d. 1944), a saddler, and his wife, Margaret (née Ormerod). They were determined that their son would rise beyond the lower middle classes into which he was born and focused their support and hopes on him. After ...

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Rawdon, Christopher (1780–1858), businessman and benefactor of a fund for Unitarian ministers, was born at Halifax on 13 April 1780, the eldest son of Christopher and Sophia Rawdon. His father (d. 1822), the sixth in succession with this name, owned mills at ...

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Shaw, John (1782–1859), entrepreneur and industrialist, was born in Penn, Staffordshire, the son of John Shaw, farmer and maltster, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Edwards. He had a brother and a sister. Little is known of his early life, but by 1800 he had been apprenticed to a ...

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Strutt [née Woollat], Elizabeth (1729–1774), wife and business associate of Jedediah Strutt, was born at Findern, near Derby, of an established family. The Woollats were members of the Findern congregation of Ebenezer Latham (1688?–1754), then proprietor of a large nonconformist academy, and they may have boarded its pupils; certainly in the early 1740s they provided lodgings for ...

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Young, John (1811–1878), entrepreneur and politician in Canada, was born at Ayr, Scotland, on 11 March 1811, the son of William Young, a cooper, and Janet Gibson. He finished his education at Ayr Academy in 1824, then taught briefly in the parish school at ...