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Allsopp, Henry, first Baron Hindlip (1811–1887), brewer, was born on 19 February 1811 at Burton upon Trent, the third but only surviving son of Samuel Allsopp of Burton upon Trent and his wife, Frances, only daughter and heir of Charles Fowler of Shrewsbury...

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Bass, Michael Arthur, first Baron Burton (1837–1909), brewer and benefactor, was born at Brewery House, High Street, Burton upon Trent, on 12 November 1837, the elder son of Michael Thomas Bass (1799–1884), brewer, and his wife, Eliza Jane (d. 1897), daughter of ...

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Michael Arthur Bass, first Baron Burton (1837–1909) by C. Keene, pubd 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Michael Thomas Bass (1799–1884) by W. W. Winter © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bass, Michael Thomas (1799–1884), brewer and politician, was born on 6 July 1799 at Burton upon Trent, the eldest son of Michael Thomas Bass (1759–1827), brewer, and his wife, Sarah, née Hoskins (1763–1837). He was educated at the grammar school in Burton and afterwards at ...

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Boddington, Henry (1813–1886), brewer, was born at Thame, Oxfordshire, on 18 December 1813, the second surviving son of John Boddington (1777–1839), miller, parish overseer, surveyor of the roads, and master of the workhouse in the parish, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Moores (1778–1849)...

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Booth, Sir Felix, first baronet (1780–1850), distiller and promoter of Arctic exploration, was born on 3 June 1780, the youngest son of Philip Booth, a distiller of 55 Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, London, and his wife, Elizabeth Wallis, who had in all three sons and three daughters. ...

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Samuel Arthur Brain (1850–1903) by unknown photographer S. A. Brain & Co. Ltd

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Brain, Samuel Arthur (1850–1903), brewer, was born at 76 West Street, Bristol, on 4 May 1850, the son of Samuel Brain, timber merchant, and his wife, Emma, formerly Barnett, née Grattan. His grandfather, according to family sources, was 'an eminent engineer' in ...

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Bulmer, Henry Percival [Percy] (1867–1919), cider maker, was born on 28 January 1867 at the rectory, Credenhill, Herefordshire, the second son of Charles Henry Bulmer (1833–1918), rector of Credenhill, and his wife, Mary Grace Parnel Bulmer (née Cockrem). The rector was the son and grandson of ...

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Buxton, Edward North (1840–1924), conservationist and brewer, was born on 1 September 1840 at Upton Lane, Stratfield, Essex, the third of six sons born to Sir Edward North Buxton, second baronet (1812–1858), and his wife, Catherine, second daughter of Samuel Gurney of Upton, Essex...

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Buxton, Sir (Thomas) Fowell, third baronet (1837–1915), philanthropist, brewer, and colonial governor, was born on 26 January 1837 at West Ham, Essex, the eldest of six sons of Sir Edward North Buxton, second baronet (1812–1858), and his wife, Catherine, second daughter of Samuel Gurney (1786–1856)...

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Harvey Christian Combe (1752–1818) by Benjamin Burnell, 1800 Guildhall Art Gallery, Corporation of London

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Combe, Harvey Christian (1752–1818), brewer, was born in Andover, Hampshire, the second but eldest surviving son of Harvey Combe, a prosperous Andover attorney, and his wife, Christian, née Jarman. His father was a third generation lawyer, while his mother's family, the Jarmans, were ...

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Combe, Simon Harvey (1903–1965), brewer, was born at Frensham, Surrey, on 4 May 1903, the second son of Major Boyce Combe of Great Holt, near Farnham, Surrey, and his wife, Katherine Mabel, née Tombs. Educated at Eton College, he spent a year in ...

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Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe Cooke (1840–1911) by John Benjamin Stone, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cooke, Charles Wallwyn Radcliffe (1840–1911), politician and promoter of cider making, was born at Hellens manor house, Much Marcle, Herefordshire, on 16 January 1840, the son and only surviving child of Robert Duffield Cooke (1795/6–1882), landowner and farmer, and his wife, Mary Anne (1797/8–1871)...

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Downes, Hubert Downes Cherry- (1876–1964), maltster, was born on 23 September 1876 at Hemington vicarage, near Oundle, Northamptonshire, the third of the four surviving children of Benjamin Newman Cherry (1840–1905), vicar of Hemington, and his wife, Rosa Georgina, daughter of Edward Barratt-Lennard of ...

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Earp, Thomas (1830–1910), maltster and politician, was born on 7 May 1830 at Muskham Grange, Muskham, near Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, the only son of William Earp, gardener at Muskham Grange, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of James Taylor. Shortly after Thomas's birth, the family moved to ...