Kearley, Hudson Ewbanke, first Viscount Devonport (1856–1934), grocer and politician, was born on 1 September 1856, at Uxbridge, Middlesex, the youngest of ten children of George Ewbanke Kearley (1814–1876), plumber and later building contractor, and his wife, Mary Ann Hudson. Educated at Surrey county school, Cranleigh...
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Kennett, Brackley (c. 1713–1782), wine merchant and local politician, was born in Putney, Surrey, the son of John ‘Kinnick’, a waterman in Putney. Little is known about his business career, but it is likely that he began working on the rougher side of the tavern trade. He emerged as a wine merchant in ...
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Richard A. Storey
Salmon, Brian Lawson (1917–2001), businessman and public servant, was born on 30 June 1917 at 127 Oakwood Court, Kensington, London, the son of Julius Salmon, caterer, then serving as a lieutenant on the army staff, and his wife, Emma Constance, née Gluckstein. He was a member of a talented, entrepreneurial Jewish family, linked in marriage and business with the ...
D. G. C. Allan
Whitefoord, Caleb (1734–1810), wine merchant and diplomatist, was born in Edinburgh, the natural son of Charles Whitefoord (d. 1753), an army officer descended from a titled Ayrshire family. He was educated at John Mundell's school in Edinburgh, showing great skill in classics, and at ...