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Beale family (per. c. 1836–1912), lawyers, businessmen, and politicians, were already a well-established merchant family in Birmingham by the late eighteenth century.

William John Beale (1807–1883), the founder of Beale & Co., solicitors, of Birmingham and London, was the younger son of ...

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Beck, Adolf (1841–1909), businessman and victim of two miscarriages of justice, was born in Christiansund, Norway, on 14 June 1841, the son of a trader and ship's captain. Leaving school at sixteen, he led a restless, wandering, and varied life. He was a clerk in merchants' offices, studied industrial chemistry privately, and went to sea, before reaching ...

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Carter, Henry [Harry] Bonham (1827–1921), barrister and company director, was born on 15 February 1827 in London, the third son of John Bonham Carter (1788–1838) and his wife, Joanna Maria (d. 1884), daughter of William Smith of Parndon Hall, Essex, MP for ...

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Lyons, (Isidore) Jack (1916–2008), businessman, philanthropist, and convicted fraudster, was born in Leeds on 1 February 1916, the fifth of six children of Samuel Henry Lyons (1883/4–1959), businessman, and his wife, Sophie, née Niman (1885–1971). His immediate elder brother, Bernard Lyons (1913–2008...

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(Isidore) Jack Lyons (1916–2008) by unknown photographer ? Stephen Lock / Telegraph Media Group Limited 1996

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Maples, John Cradock, Baron Maples (1943–2012), barrister, politician, and businessman, was born at Solway, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire, on 22 April 1943, the son of Thomas Cradock Maples (1905–1989), director of a wine company (then serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve...

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Morris, John (1823–1905), lawyer and businessman, was born on 12 December 1823 at South Molton, Devon, the third of four children of George Morris, a wool-stapler, and his wife, Elizabeth Hutchings. He had one brother, William Morris, later a promoter of tramways, and two sisters. Educated privately, he then served for three years (1838–41) as a clerk in the offices of ...

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Hartley William Shawcross, Baron Shawcross (1902–2003) by unknown photographer, 1946 Getty Images

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Shawcross, Hartley William, Baron Shawcross (1902–2003), barrister, politician, and businessman, was born on 4 February 1902 at Giessen, a small university town in Germany, the elder son (there were no daughters) of John Shawcross (1871–1966), lecturer in English literature at Giessen, and his Danish wife, ...

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Silvester, Eusebius (bap. 1714, d. in or after 1759), lawyer and projector, was baptized at Tamworth, Staffordshire, on 19 January 1714, the first of the eight children of Nicholas Silvester (1680–1745), gentleman, and his wife, Susanna, daughter of Euseby Dormer and his wife, ...

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Tennant, Sir Anthony John (1930–2011), businessman and fugitive from American justice, was born on 5 November 1930 at 16 Gloucester Square, Bayswater, London, the elder son of Major John Tennant (1899–1967), a City stockbroker, and his first wife, the Hon. Antonia Mary Roby, ...