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Beauclerk [née Mellon; other married name Coutts], Harriot, duchess of St Albans (1777?–1837), actress and banker, was probably born on 11 November 1777, probably the illegitimate daughter of Sarah Mellon, an Irish wardrobe-keeper in Kena's company of strolling players, the lowest level of the theatrical world and regarded in law as rogues and vagabonds. ...

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Henslowe, Philip (c. 1555–1616), theatre financier, was the son of Edmond Henslowe of Lindfield, Sussex, who served as master of the game in Ashdown Forest and Broil Park, and Margaret Ridge who seems to have come from a local family. The family name was originally ...

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Maxwell, John (1877–1940), film financier and cinema owner, was born in Scotland. He trained as a solicitor and practised in Glasgow. In 1912 he acquired an interest in a Glasgow cinema and over the next ten years built up a circuit of twenty cinemas and set up ...

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Yule, Annie Henrietta, Lady Yule (1874/5–1950), film industry financier, was the only daughter in a family of two children of Andrew Yule (1834–1902) [see under Yule family], merchant of Calcutta, and his wife, Emma Porter. In 1900 she married her first cousin ...