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Abel Smith, Col Richard Francis, (11 Oct. 1933–23 Dec. 2004), Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, 1991–99  

Born 11 Oct. 1933; s of Col Sir Henry Abel Smith, KCMG, KCVO, DSO and late Lady May Cambridge, o d of Earl of Athlone, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS and Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, VA, GCVO, GBE; ...


Abraham, Rt Hon. William, (1842–14 May 1922), MP (R) Glamorganshire (Rhondda Valley), 1885–1918, Rhondda, West Division, 1918–20  

PC 1911; LLD

Born 1842; s of a working miner; m 1860, Sarah Williams (d 1900); three s three d; died 14 May 1922

MP (R) Glamorganshire (Rhondda Valley), ...


Acland, Maj.-Gen. Sir John (Hugh Bevil), (26 Nov. 1928–17 Nov. 2006), Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, 1994–99; farmer  

KCB 1980; CBE 1978

Born 26 Nov. 1928; s of late Brig. Peter Acland, OBE, MC, TD and Bridget Susan Acland; m 1953, Myrtle Christian Euing, d of Brig. and Mrs Alastair Crawford, Auchentroig, Stirlingshire; one ...


Adamson, Rt Hon. William, (2 April 1863–23 Feb. 1936), PC 1918; General Secretary of the Fife, Kinross, and Clackmannan Miners’ Association  

Born 2 April 1863; s of James Adamson, miner; m 1887, Christine Myles, d of David Marshall; died 23 Feb. 1936

PC 1918; General Secretary of the Fife, Kinross, and Clackmannan Miners’ Association...


Adler, George Fritz Werner, (12 Jan. 1926–17 Nov. 2002), Director of Research, British Hydromechanics Research Association, 1971–86  

OBE 1982; FREng; FIMechE; FICE

Born 12 Jan. 1926; s of Fritz Jacob Sigismund Adler and Hildegard Julie Adler (née Lippmann); m 1949, June Moonaheim Margaret Nash; three ...


Agnew, Sir Andrew, (28 Feb. 1882–4 March 1955), Managing Director, Shell Transport and Trading Co. Ltd; Director: Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Ltd; Shell Petroleum Co. Ltd  

Kt 1938; CBE 1918

Born 28 Feb. 1882; s of Andrew Agnew, Greenock; m 1912, Belle, d of James McClymont, Girvan; two s; died 4 March 1955...


Allen, Colin Mervyn Gordon, (17 April 1929–14 June 2010), General Manager, Covent Garden Market Authority, 1967–89  

CBE 1978

Born 17 April 1929; s of late Cecil G. Allen and Gwendoline L. Allen (née Hutchinson); m 1953, Patricia, d of late William and Doris Seddon; two ...


Allport, Denis Ivor, (20 Nov. 1922–30 Dec. 2012), Chairman, 1979–85 and Chief Executive, 1977–85, Metal Box Ltd (Director, 1973–85, Managing Director, 1977–79, Deputy Chairman, 1979)  

Born 20 Nov. 1922; s of late A. R. Allport and E. M. Allport (née Mashman); m 1949, Diana (née Marler); two s one d; died 30 Dec. 2012...


Amies, Sir (Edwin) Hardy, (17 July 1909–5 March 2003), Dressmaker by Appointment to HM The Queen, since 1955; Director, Hardy Amies Ltd, since 1946 (President, since 1996); Design Consultant to manufacturers in the UK, EEC, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Korea  

KCVO 1989 (CVO 1977); RDI 1964

Born 17 July 1909; s of late Herbert William Amies and Mary (née Hardy); died 5 March 2003...


Ammon, 1st Baron, (Charles George Ammon) (died 2 April 1960)  

Born s of Charles George and Mary Ammon; m Ada Ellen (d 1958), d of David May, Walworth, London; two d; died 2 April 1960...


Antico, Sir Tristan, (25 March 1923–26 Dec. 2004), President, Pioneer International Ltd (formerly Pioneer Concrete Services), since 1993 (Managing Director, 1949–88; Chairman, 1966–94)  

AC 1983; Kt 1973

Born 25 March 1923; s of Terribile Giovanni Antico and Erminia Bertin; m 1950, Dorothy Bridget Shields; two s four d (and one s decd); died...


Applegarth, Robert, (26 Jan. 1834–13 July 1924), retired from business after an interesting career as a Trade Unionist, and as Agent for Submarine and Mining Engineers  


Born Kingston-on-Hull, 26 Jan. 1834; s of a mariner, who afterwards went as quartermaster on the ‘Terror’ to the North Polar regions; died 13 July 1924...


Arch, Joseph, (10 Nov. 1826–12 Feb. 1919)  

Born 10 Nov. 1826; s of a labourer; widower; died 12 Feb. 1919


Archer, Prof. John Stuart, (15 June 1943–9 Dec. 2007), Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Heriot-Watt University, 1997–2006  

CBE 2002; PhD; FREng, FIChemE, FEI; FRSE

Born 15 June 1943; s of Stuart Leonard Archer and Joan (née Watkinson); m 1967, Lesley Oaksford; one s one d; died...


Armstrong, John Archibald, (Jack), (24 March 1917–26 Dec. 2010), retired; Chief Executive Officer, 1973–82, and Chairman, 1974–82, Imperial Oil Ltd  

OC 1983

Born Dauphin, Manitoba, 24 March 1917; m June Keith (d 1986); three s one d (and one s one d decd); died 26 Dec. 2010

retired; Chief Executive Officer, ...


Ashley, Sir Bernard (Albert), (11 Aug. 1926–14 Feb. 2009), Founder, Laura Ashley Holdings plc, 1993 (Chairman, 1985–93; non-executive Director, 1991–98); Founder, designer and colourist, Elanbach, since 2000  

Kt 1987

Born 11 Aug. 1926; s of Albert Ashley and Hilda Maud Ashley; m 1st, 1949, Laura Mountney (d 1985); two s two d; 2nd, 1990, Mme Regine Burnell; ...


Ashton, Rt Hon. Thomas, (1844–13 Oct. 1927), PC 1917; JP City of Manchester; Miners’ General Secretary, 1881–1918  

Born Openshaw, Manchester, 1844; father a coalminer and mother daughter of a miner; m 1865; two s four d; died 13 Oct. 1927

PC 1917; JP City of Manchester; Miners’ General Secretary, ...


Ashworth, James Louis, (7 March 1906–7 Jan. 2005), Full-Time Member for Operations, Central Electricity Generating Board, 1966–70, retired  

FIMechE, FIEE, ARTC (Salford)

Born 7 March 1906; s of late James and Janet Ashworth; m 1931, Clara Evelyn Arnold (d 1992); one ...


Avery, (Francis) John, (27 Dec. 1941–23 March 2012), Chairman, Averys of Bristol, since 2002 (Managing Director, 1975–2002)  

Born 27 Dec. 1941; s of Ronald Avery and Linda Avery (née Jackson); m 1967, Sarah Midgley; one s three d; died 23 March 2012

Chairman, Averys of Bristol, since ...


Bagshaw, (Charles) Kerry, (5 Oct. 1943–11 Nov. 2015), Director, Arial Associates, since 2006  

CMG 1998; OBE 1992

Born 5 Oct. 1943; s of Harry Bagshaw and Frances Bagshaw (née Mackay); m 1st, 1965, Janet Bond (marr. diss.); one d; 2nd, 1970, Pamela Georgina Slater; two ...