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Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator  

Eric Midwinter

revised by Christine Clark

Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842), wine merchant and cricket administrator, was born on 14 January 1774 in Newington Green, Middlesex, the third son, and sixth and last child, of Rawson Aislabie (d. 1806), soap and wine merchant of Newington Green who owned two estates on the island of ...

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Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842)  

Maker: Henry Edward Dawe

Benjamin Aislabie (1774–1842) by Henry Edward Dawe © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931), grocer and yachtsman  

H. B. Grimsditch

revised by Gareth Shaw

Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931), grocer and yachtsman, was born in a tenement house in Crown Street, Glasgow, on 10 May 1850, the only surviving son of Thomas Lipton and his wife, Frances, daughter of Frank Johnstone, of Kilrid, Clones. His father was a poor labourer from ...

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Lipton, Sir Thomas Johnstone, baronet (1850–1931)  

Maker: Howard Coster

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton, baronet (1850–1931) by Howard Coster, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McColl, Robert Smyth (1876–1959), footballer and retailer  

Robert A. Crampsey

McColl, Robert Smyth (1876–1959), footballer and retailer, was born on 13 April 1876 at 49 Holmhead Street, Glasgow, the son of Donald McColl, a bookkeeper, and his wife, Jemima Smyth. He showed an aptitude for association football at an early age and started playing with a local junior side, ...

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Prest, William (1832–1885), football administrator and wine merchant  

Nicholas Fishwick and Roland Fishwick

Prest, William (1832–1885), football administrator and wine merchant, was born in York, probably on 1 April 1832, one of five sons of John Prest (1791–1866), a successful merchant in the city, and his wife, Arabella, née Lambert (1801–1873). He attended private schools in ...

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Russell, Edward Southwell, twenty-sixth Baron de Clifford (1907–1982), racing driver, dog-food salesman, and the last peer to be tried by the House of Lords  

F. M. L. Thompson

Russell, Edward Southwell, twenty-sixth Baron de Clifford (1907–1982), racing driver, dog-food salesman, and the last peer to be tried by the House of Lords, was born on 31 January 1907, the only son of Jack Southwell Russell, twenty-fifth Baron de Clifford (1884–1909), an Irish landowner, and his wife, ...

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Steinberg, Leonard, Baron Steinberg (1936–2009), bookmaker  

Anne Pimlott Baker

Steinberg, Leonard, Baron Steinberg (1936–2009), bookmaker, was born on 1 August 1936 in Belfast, the second son in the family of three sons and one daughter of Jack Steinberg (1908–1955), optician and optical manufacturer, and his wife, Esther (1912–1968), daughter of Jacob Lazarus...