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Cranston [married name Cochrane], Catherine [Kate] (1849–1934), tea-room proprietor, was born on 27 May 1849 at 39 George Square, Glasgow. Often known as Kate, she was the only daughter and youngest of the three children of George Cranston, hotel-keeper (1817–1899), and his wife, ...

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Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels, was born on 9 August 1815, at East Calder, near Edinburgh, the son of James Cranston, mason and innkeeper, and his wife, Janet Garvie. His grandfather Robert had moved there from Jedburgh about 1778 to act as factor for the ...

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Galloway, John (1804–1894), iron-founder and engineer, was born on 14 February 1804 at his father's house, 37 Lombard Street, Manchester, the second son of William Galloway (1768–1836) and his wife, Elizabeth. His father had moved to Manchester in 1790 from Coldstream, his birthplace, and by the time ...

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Kirkwood, David, first Baron Kirkwood (1872–1955), trade unionist and politician, was born at Parkhead, Glasgow, on 8 July 1872, the son of John Kirkwood and his wife, Jean, daughter of William Brown. An older brother had died as an infant, and his parents also had an adopted daughter. His father was a labourer who rose to be winding-master in a weaving mill at a wage of ...

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Lyle, Abram (1820–1891), shipowner and sugar refiner, was born in Greenock, Renfrewshire, on 14 December 1820, the sixth of the seven children of Abram Lyle (1783–1849), cooper and shipowner, and his wife, Mary Campbell. The young Abram was educated at the locally prestigious ...

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Abram Lyle (1820–1891) by unknown artist by courtesy Tate & Lyle

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Wilson, Walter (1849–1917), milliner and department store owner, was born at Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, on 21 August 1849, the son of Arthur Wilson, a grocer, and his wife, Jane. He was educated at Mrs Alexander's school, Margaret Street, Glasgow (1854–9), and then at the ...