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Alward, George Lowe (1842–1933), trawler owner  

Robb Robinson

Alward, George Lowe (1842–1933), trawler owner, was born in Ramsgate, Kent, on 26 August 1842, the fourth son of the seven children of Robert Lowe Alward (1802–1871), fisherman and his wife, Mary Anne Wootton, née Hillman (1803–1874). His parents were natives of Brixham...


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Dudley, Sir Robert (1574–1649)  

Maker: Nicholas Hilliard

Sir Robert Dudley (1574–1649) by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1591–3 National Museum of Fine Arts, Sweden


Dudley, Sir Robert (1574–1649), mariner and landowner  

Simon Adams

Dudley, Sir Robert (1574–1649), mariner and landowner, was born at Sheen House, Richmond, Surrey, on 7 August 1574, the son of Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester (1532/3–1588), and Douglas Sheffield (née Howard), Lady Sheffield (1542/3–1608). The status of his birth, which was to become the leading obsession of his life, is still debated, as are the circumstances of his early life, due in part to his own deliberate exaggerations and falsifications. Despite his mother's later claim that she refused to surrender him to ...


James, William (1771–1837), land agent and railway developer engineer  

R. B. Prosser

revised by Ralph Harrington

James, William (1771–1837), land agent and railway developer, was born at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, on 13 June 1771, the son of William James, a solicitor. He was educated at Warwick, and at a school at Winson Green, near Birmingham. After serving his articles he returned about 1797 to ...


Senhouse, Humphrey (1705–1770), landowner and port founder  

Angus J. L. Winchester

Senhouse, Humphrey (1705–1770), landowner and port founder, was born on 2 July 1705 at Millom Castle, Cumberland, the fourth child of Humphrey Senhouse (d. 1738) and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of William Kirkby of Ashlack, Lancashire. Humphrey Senhouse senior was a scion of an old gentry family in ...


Weston, Sir Richard (1591–1652), canal builder and agriculturist  

Ernest Clarke

revised by Mark Overton

Weston, Sir Richard (1591–1652), canal builder and agriculturist, was the eldest son of Sir Richard Weston (1564–1613), of Sutton, Surrey, and great-grandson of Sir Francis Weston. His family was quite distinct from those of the first earl of Portland and of Sir Richard Weston...