Philanthropists


Adele Meyer

Adele Mayer, Lady Meyer, (1862/3–1930) was an English socialite, social reformer, philanthopist and suffragist.

Dorothy Legh

Dorothy Legh (1565–1639) born Dorothy Egerton, also Dorothy Brereton, Lady of the Manor of Worsley, was a coal owner and benefactor of Ellenbrook Chapel near her home in Worsley, Lancashire.

Edward Akroyd

Edward Akroyd (1810–1887), industrialist, politician and philanthropist, was born at Brockholes near Halifax to Jonathan Akroyd (1782–1847) and his wife, Sarah Wright.

Humphrey Chetham

Humphrey Chetham (1580–1653) was an English merchant responsible fr the creation of Chetham’s Hospital and Chetham’s Library, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

John Kemp Starley

John Kemp Starley was an inventor of the safety bicycle and founder of what became known as the Rover car manufacturing company.

John Rylands

John Rylands (7 February 1801 – 11 December 1888) was an English entrepreneur and philanthropist. He was the owner of the largest textile manufacturing concern in the United Kingdom, and Manchester’s first multi-millionaire.

John White, 1st Baron Overtoun

John Campbell White, 1st Baron Overtoun JP, DL (21 November 1843 – 15 February 1908), was a Scottish chemical manufacturer, supporter of religious causes, philanthropist and Liberal politician

Sir John Brunner, 1st Baronet

A British industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician who, with Ludwig Mond, created the chemical company Brunner Mond.