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McLaren, Charles Benjamin Bright, first Baron Aberconway (1850–1934), barrister and industrialist, was born at Edinburgh on 12 May 1850, the elder son of Duncan McLaren (1800–1886), member of parliament for Edinburgh, and his third wife, Priscilla Bright McLaren (1815–1906), daughter of Jacob Bright...

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Prosser, Richard (1804–1854), inventor and patent reformer, was born in Aston, Warwickshire, on 3 April 1804, the third child of Walter Prosser (1772–c.1840), a joiner and builder, and his wife, Eleanor Davies (1764–1854). Evidence of any formal education is lacking but, during his early employment with the ...