Finlaison, John (1783–1860), civil servant and government actuary, was born on 27 August 1783 at Thurso, Caithness, the eldest son of Donald Finlayson (1761–1790), fisherman, who had six children, and his wife, Isobel Guthrie, née Sutherland (b. 1761). His parents were both Scottish. As a youth ...
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May, George Ernest, first Baron May (1871–1946), insurance official and government adviser, was born on 20 June 1871 at Cheshunt, the younger son of William C. May, grocer and wine merchant, and his wife, Julia Ann Mole. He was educated at Cranleigh School...