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Sir David Miller Barbour (1841–1928) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Barbour, Sir David Miller (1841–1928), administrator in India and writer on monetary issues, was born at Omagh, co. Tyrone, Ireland, on 29 December 1841, the fifth child of Miller Barbour and his wife, Margaret Denny, into an established family of farmers and small landowners at ...


Spencer, Oscar Alan (1913–1993), colonial administrator and economist, was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, on 12 December 1913. He was probably born Oscar Alan Peixoto, at 22 Doncaster Road, Eastleigh, the son of Oscar Peixoto (1884–1914), manager of a correspondence school in Madrid, and his wife, ...