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Booth, Alfred (1834–1914), merchant and shipowner, was born on 3 September 1834 in Liverpool, the eldest son of Charles Booth (1799–1860) of the same city and Emily Fletcher (1803–1853). His father's family ran a corn-factoring business and his mother's side was descended from ...

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Bright, Henry Arthur (1830–1884), author and merchant, was born in Liverpool on 9 February 1830, the eldest son of Samuel Bright JP (1799–1870) and Elizabeth Anne, eldest daughter of the Liverpool banker Hugh Jones. The Brights, a long-established and well-respected family of Bristol...

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Melly, George (1830–1894), politician and merchant, was born in Tuebrook, Liverpool, on 20 August 1830, the second son of André Melly (1802–1851), a Swiss merchant who had settled in Liverpool in 1824 when he became agent to the Egyptian government in England, and his wife, ...

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Morse, Hosea Ballou (1855–1934), customs official and historian of China, was born on 18 July 1855 in South Brookfield, Queens county, Nova Scotia, the first of the four children of Albert David Morse (1832–1900) and his wife, née Mercey Dexter Park (c...

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See Potter, Thomas Bayley

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Rathbone, William (1819–1902), merchant and philanthropist, was born in Liverpool on 11 February 1819, the eldest son of William Rathbone (1787–1868) [see under Rathbone, William (1757-1809)] and his wife, Elizabeth Rathbone, née Greg (1789/90–1882). After passing through schools at Gateacre, Cheam...

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William Rathbone (1819–1902) by unknown photographer, c. 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Sutton (bap. 1777, d. 1863) by unknown photographer Suttons Consumer Products, Paignton, Devon

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Sutton, John (bap. 1777, d. 1863), corn dealer and seedsman, was baptized at St Mary Somerset, London, on 1 June 1777, the fourth son in a family of six sons and four daughters of James Sutton (1744–1789), partner in Sutton and Winckworth, flour factors, and his wife, ...

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Wigram, Sir Robert, first baronet (1744–1830), merchant and shipbuilder, was born on 30 January 1744 in Wexford, Ireland, son of John Wigram (d. 1746) of Wexford, merchant and master of the privateer Boyne, and his wife and cousin Mary, daughter of Robert Clifford...

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Yates, Joseph Brooks (1780–1855), merchant and antiquary, born at Liverpool on 21 January 1780, was the eldest son of John Yates (1755–1826), minister of the Unitarian chapel in Paradise Street, Liverpool, and his wife, Elizabeth (1749–1819), daughter of John Brooks Ashton of Woolton Hall...