Politicians


Caleb Wright

Caleb Wright, factory owner and Liberal Member of Parliament who was born in Tyldesley, Lancashire

Colonel John Gordon

Daubed as “The richest commoner in Scotland”, Colonel John Gordon owned estates on mainland Scotland and purchased several Scottish islands

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.

Patrick Milne of Crimonmogate

Wealthy Scottish merchant, politician, and landowner; commissioned Aberdeen architects to design two houses.

Sir Andrew Agnew, 9th Baronet of Lochnaw

Descendent of an old Scottish family whose main seat was Lochnaw Castle in Wigtownshire, Scotland.

Sir John Brunner, 1st Baronet

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