Daubed as “The richest commoner in Scotland”, Colonel John Gordon owned estates on mainland Scotland and purchased several Scottish islands
Caleb Wright, factory owner and Liberal Member of Parliament who was born in Tyldesley, Lancashire
A British industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician who, with Ludwig Mond, created the chemical company Brunner Mond.
Sir Andrew Noel Agnew, 9th Baronet of Lochnaw (14 August 1850 – 14 July 1928) was a descendent of an old Scottish family whose main seat was Lochnaw Castle in Wigtownshire, Scotland.
Edward Akroyd (1810–1887), industrialist, politician and philanthropist, was born at Brockholes near Halifax to Jonathan Akroyd (1782–1847) and his wife, Sarah Wright.