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Baverstock, James B. (1741–1815), brewer and radical, was born on 10 June 1741 at Alton, Hampshire, the son of Thomas Baverstock (d. 1781), innholder and brewer. Nothing is known of Baverstock's upbringing, but in 1763 he 'joined his father at Alton...

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Moir, James (1806–1880), tea merchant, Chartist, and local politician, was born in Stenhousemuir, Stirlingshire, on 18 May 1806, the son of Benjamin Moir, an ironfounder, and Janet Burgess. Nothing is known of his schooling, but he went to work with James Wallace, a tea merchant in the ...