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Abbott, James Alan, (2 Dec. 1928–24 May 2008), Manager and Director of Research, Koninklijk/Shell Laboratorium, Amsterdam, Shell Research BV, 1981–88, retired  


Born 2 Dec. 1928; s of George Oswald and Eva Abbott; m 1954, Rita Marjorie Galloway; one s one d; died 24 May 2008

Manager and Director of Research, Koninklijk/Shell Laboratorium, Amsterdam, Shell Research BV, ...


Abbott, John Sutherland, (24 Aug. 1900–6 March 1979), JP; Chairman, R. Wyliehill Ltd, 1971–75; formerly Director: The Bank of Scotland; Royal Exchange Assurance (Chairman Glasgow Local Board); Glenfield and Kennedy Holdings Ltd, 1952–65, and other Companies; Chairman and Managing Director, Saxone Lilley & Skinner (Holdings) Ltd, 1938–64; Hon. President, Ayrshire Chamber of Industries; Governor, Welbeck College; Member, Scottish National Committee, English-Speaking Union; Vice-Chairman, Kennel Club Cttee, 1973  

Born 24 Aug. 1900; 2nd s of late George Sutherland Abbott, JP, Middleton House, Ayr, and Isabel Cathrine Cable; m 1928, Winifred May, 2nd d...


Abbott, Morris Percy, (3 May 1922–25 Jan. 1998), Chief Executive, 1974–83, Chairman, 1977–83, Hogg Robinson Group Ltd  

Born 3 May 1922; s of Harry Abbott and Agnes Maud Breeze; m 1944, Marjorie Leven; one s one d; died 25 Jan. 1998

Chief Executive, ...


Abbott, Percival William Henry, (7 June 1869–29 Jan. 1954)  

BA (Lond.)

Born 7 June 1869; s of J. S. Abbott; m Isobel M. Lucy; one d; died 29 Jan. 1954


Abbott, Ronald William, (18 Jan. 1917–19 Aug. 2006), Consultant Partner, Bacon & Woodrow, Consulting Actuaries, 1982–94 (Senior Partner, 1972–81)  

CVO 1989; CBE 1979; FIA, ASA, FPMI

Born 18 Jan. 1917; s of late Edgar Abbott and Susan Mary Ann Abbott; m 1st, 1948, Hilda Mary Hampson (d 1972...


Abdela, His Honour Jack Samuel Ronald, (9 Oct. 1913–14 May 1994), QC 1966; a Circuit Judge, Central Criminal Court (formerly Deputy Chairman, Inner London Quarter Sessions), 1970–86  

TD 1948

Born 9 Oct. 1913; s of Joseph and Dorothy Abdela, Manchester; m 1942, Enid Hope Russell, y d of Edgar Dodd Russell, London; one ...


Abel Smith, Sir Alexander, (18 Sept. 1904–17 April 1980), JP; retired Merchant Banker; J. Henry Schroder Wagg and Co. Ltd, 1946–67; Chairman: Pressed Steel Co., 1955–65; Provident Mutual Life Assurance Association, 1966–73; Director of other companies  

KCVO 1980; Kt 1968; TD

Born 18 Sept. 1904; s of late Lieut-Col Francis Abel Smith, DL; m 1st, 1936, Elizabeth (d 1948), d of David B. Morgan, Biltmore, North Carolina, USA; one ...


Abeles, Sir (Emil Herbert) Peter, (25 April 1924–25 June 1999), Chairman, Abakus/Transabakus Group  

AC 1991; Kt 1972

Born 25 April 1924; s of late Alexander Abel and Mrs Anna Deakin; m 1969, Katalin Ottilia (néeFischer); two d; died 25 June 1999...


Abell, (John) David, (15 Dec. 1942–29 Nov. 2023), Chairman, Granite Ltd; Director, Leicester Football Club plc, 1999–2020  

Chairman, Granite Ltd; Director, Leicester Football Club plc, 1999–2020


Abell, John Norman, (18 Sept. 1931–26 May 2004), Chairman, Europe, CIBC Wood Gundy Inc., 1990–91; Vice-Chairman, Wood Gundy Inc., London, 1988–91  

Born 18 Sept. 1931; s of Sir George Edmond Brackenbury Abell; m 1957, Mora Delia (née Clifton-Brown); two s one d; died 26 May 2004

Chairman, Europe, CIBC Wood Gundy Inc., ...


Aberconway, 1st Baron, (Charles Benjamin Bright M’Laren) (12 May 1850–23 Jan. 1934)  

1st Bt cr 1902

Born Edinburgh, 12 May 1850; 3rd s of Duncan M’Laren, MP, Edinburgh, and Priscilla, d of late Jacob Bright, Rochdale, and ...


Aberconway, 3rd Baron, (Charles Melville McLaren) (16 April 1913–4 Feb. 2003)  

Born 16 April 1913; e s of 2nd Baron Aberconway, CBE, LLD and Christabel (d 1974), y d of Sir Melville Macnaghten, CB; ...


Aberdare, 4th Baron, (Morys George Lyndhurst Bruce) (16 June 1919–23 Jan. 2005)  

KBE 1984; PC 1974; DL

Born 16 June 1919; s of 3rd Baron Aberdare, GBE, and Margaret Bethune (née Black); m 1946, Maud Helen Sarah, ...


Aberdeen and Temair, 7th Marquess of, (Alexander George Gordon) (31 March 1955–12 March 2020)  

DL; landowner and property developer


Abertay, 1st Baron, (Charles Coupar Barrie) (1875–6 Dec. 1940)  

KBE 1921; CBE 1918

Born 1875; e s of late Sir Charles Barrie; m 1926, Ethel, o d of late Sir James Broom; three d; died...


Abrahams, Sir Charles (Myer), (25 April 1914–11 June 1985), Deputy Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Aquascutum and associated companies, 1949–82, then President  

KCVO 1970

Born 25 April 1914; s of late Isidor and Eva Abrahams; m 1940, Luisa (née Kramer); two d; died 11 June 1985...


Abrahams, Gerald Milton, (20 June 1917–9 July 1999), President, Aquascutum Group plc, 1991 (Chairman and Managing Director, 1947–91)  

CBE 1967

Born 20 June 1917; s of late Isidor Abrahams; m 1st, 1946, Doris, d of Mark Cole, Brookline, Mass, USA; two d; 2nd, ...


Abrahamsen, Egil, (7 Feb. 1923–7 Feb. 2023), Comdr, Order of St Olav, 1987 (Kt Comdr 1979); Chairman, Norwegian Telecommunications, 1980–95  

Comdr, Order of St Olav, 1987 (Kt Comdr 1979); Chairman, Norwegian Telecommunications, 1980–95


Abrahamson, Sir Martin Arnold, (12 Sept. 1870–4 Dec. 1962), President and Chairman, British Red Cross Centre, Copenhagen  

KBE 1920

Born 12 Sept. 1870; s of late Arnold Abrahamson, of London and Copenhagen; m 1903, Emma, d of late Bernhard Hirschsprung of Copenhagen; one ...


Acheson, Dr Edward Goodrich, (9 March 1856–6 July 1931), Chairman of Board, EG Acheson, Ltd  

Hon. ScD Pitts

Born Washington, Penn, 9 March 1856; s of William Acheson and Sarah D. Ruplê; m 1884, Margaret Maher, Brooklyn; four s three ...