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Sir Alexander Stuart (1824–1886)

Sir Alexander Stuart

Sir Alexander Stuart (1824-1886), merchant and politician, was born on 21 March 1824 in Edinburgh, son of Alexander Stuart, writer to the signet, and his wife Mary, née McKnight. Reared in a religious atmosphere as a member of the Episcopal Church in Scotland, he was educated in 1832-35 at the Edinburgh Academy (of which his father was an original proprietor), and at the University of Edinburgh but did not graduate; he worked in a merchant's office in Leith and Glasgow before going to Belfast as...

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Leslie John Roberts Jones (1886–1970)

Leslie John Roberts Jones (1886-1970), aeronautical engineer, was born on 4 June 1886 at Bathurst, New South Wales, second son of William Henry Jones, picture-framemaker, and his wife Rosina, née Dumbrell....

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