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Fisk, Sir Ernest Thomas (1886–1965), entrepreneur and developer of radio, was born on 8 August 1886 at Sunbury, Middlesex, the second child of Thomas Harvey Fisk, builder, and his wife, Charlotte Hariette, née Halland. Educated at St Mary's and Sunbury Boys' schools, Fisk...

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Patterson, Sir James Brown (1833–1895), businessman and politician in Australia, born at Alnwick, Northumberland, on 18 November 1833, was the youngest son of James Patterson, a district road inspector, and his wife, Agnes, née Brown. He received an elementary education at Alnwick, and emigrated to ...

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Powles, John Diston (1787–1867), company promoter and speculator, was born in Helsingor, Denmark, on 16 December 1787, the eldest of the nine sons of Richard Powles (1763–1807), an artist who worked in Lowestoft and also in Denmark before becoming a merchant in London...