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Guinness, Arthur (1768–1855), brewer and banker, was born on 12 March 1768 in Dublin, the second son of the surviving six sons and four daughters of the twenty-one children born to Arthur Guinness (1725–1803), brewer, and his wife, Olivia (d...

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Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, first baronet (1798–1868) by Isaac Parkes National Museum of Ireland; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guinness, Sir Benjamin Lee, first baronet (1798–1868), brewer, was born in Dublin on 1 November 1798, the third son of Arthur Guinness (1768–1855), brewer, and his wife, Anne, eldest daughter and coheir of Benjamin Lee of Merrion, co. Dublin. He began his apprenticeship in the brewery at the age of sixteen and was admitted to a partnership six years later. Although his father survived for another thirty-five years and was in the words of the firm's historians '...

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Edward Cecil Guinness, first earl of Iveagh (1847–1927) by Werner & Son, pubd 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guinness, Edward Cecil, first earl of Iveagh (1847–1927), brewer and philanthropist, was born at St Anne's, Clontarf, co. Dublin, on 10 November 1847, the youngest of the three sons of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (1798–1868), brewer, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1865)...

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Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, second earl of Iveagh (1874–1967) by Howard Coster, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Guinness, Rupert Edward Cecil Lee, second earl of Iveagh (1874–1967), brewer and agricultural improver, was born in Berkeley Square, London, on 29 March 1874, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Cecil Guinness (1847–1927), who was created earl of Iveagh in 1919, and his wife, ...