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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (1851–1931), merchant and property owner, was born in Baghdad, one of the six children of Aaron Hardoon. He moved with his family to Bombay about 1856. His family was poor and he received only an elementary education, possibly supported by the local ...

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Salomons, Leopold (1841–1915), financier and landowner, was born at 22 Claremont Terrace, Pentonville, London, on 14 May 1841, the younger son of Abraham Solomons (c.1794–1877) and his wife, Betty, née Simon-Hirsch, otherwise Simpson (c.1808–1860). His mother was an immigrant from ...