The families of Pearson, Grey, Pennant, Curtis, Falconer, Eccles and Hallz
Edward Grey inherited the baronetcy, from his grandfather, when he was 20 and he became Liberal MP for Berwick-upon-Tweed in 1885 when he was 23. He was Foreign Minister from 1905 until 1916 when he was created Viscount and retired from public life owing to failing eyesight.
The families of Cross and Carlton
The firm later became Carlton, Walker and Watson. James first met his partner George Walker when the latter was an illiterate butcher's boy who asked him for help in reading an address to which he had to deliver meat. James taught the boy to read and write and then took him on as an office boy. He became a partner within ten years.
The Clarke descendants and their associated families
James Whitehead of Little Bolton had three sons, one of which, Robert, invented the Whitehead torpedo which he sold to the British Navy, settled in Fiume and became a Baron of the Austrian Empire. Restrained by British security he had to invent a different torpedo for the Germans called the Schwarzkopf, guarded just as jealously. His children married into such families as Kinsky, Hoyas, and Trapp; his grandchildren were featured in 'The Sound of Music'.
Index of surnames associated with the Clarkes