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Carr, Arthur (1855–1947), biscuit manufacturer, was born at Bowerbank, Barton, Westmorland, on 16 August 1855, the younger son of John Carr (1824–1912) and his wife, Harriet Ellis. John Carr's elder brother was Jonathan Dodgson Carr, who in 1831 founded the milling and biscuit making firm of ...

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Horniman, Frederick John (1835–1906), tea merchant and founder of the Horniman Museum, London, was born on 8 October 1835 at Bridgwater, Somerset, the fourth of six children of John Horniman (1803–1893) and his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Smith of Witney. The first two children and the last died in infancy; young ...

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Palmer, George William (1851–1913), biscuit manufacturer and benefactor, was born in Reading on 23 May 1851, the eldest of the six sons and four daughters of George Palmer (1818–1897), co-founder of Huntley and Palmers of Reading, and his wife, Elizabeth Sarah (1825–1894), daughter of ...