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IDEN, George
George IdenAn engineer with the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (works manager) and founder of the Iden Car Company of Coventry. Iden Close
INFIELD, Henry John JP
Founded Sussex Daily News in 1868 and within three years was employing 12 men and seven boys. In 1880 he launched The Argus, into which he merged The Daily News. In that year he was initiated into the Royal Clarence masonic lodge. Chairman and managing director of the Southern Publishing Company, which he incorporated in 1888. In 1889 he became chairman and joint managing director (with Ellen Nye Chart) of Brighton Theatre Royal Company, under whose tenure Oscar Wilde's first four plays were brought to the theatre. Lessee of the Gaiety Theatre in Park Crescent Place. Father of J Henson Infield. In 1891 he was living in Kensington, London but soon returned to Brighton. His final home was at the Grand Hotel. He died at the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, and left £72,786 7s 9d. Newton Lodge, 19 Grenville Place [residence 1870-c1874]
3 Wellington Road Villas [residence 1875-81]
Sylvan Lodge, Upper Lewes Road [residence 1899-1909]
Grand Hotel, King's Road [final residence]
INFIELD, J(ohn) Henson
Barrister, chairman and managing director of the Southern Publishing Company, proprietors of the Evening Argus. Born in Lewes, son of H J Infield, he read for the bar before taking over the family firm. In 1911-1913 he was chairman of the company that operated the Academy Cinema in West Street, Brighton. He also continued the family interest in the Theatre Royal and was involved in a project in the 1930s to build a Brighton cinema called the Plaza, which eventually became the Astoria. 19 Grenville Place [childhood home]
24 Wilbury Gardens [residence 1899]
118 Marine Parade [residence]
7 Arundel Terrace [final residence]
INGRAM, Rev Henry Manning
Rev Henry Manning IngramChaplain of Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge (1852-1853). Rector of St Leonard's Church, Aldrington, for which he bought the advowson from Magdalen College, Cambridge in 1875. He retired in 1893.
Image: Westminster School Archive & Collections
Ingram Crescent
IONIDES, Constantine Alexander
Constantine IonidesBorn in Manchester, the eldest son of a merchant and art collector, whose firm he joined until forming his own business as a stockbroker in 1864. The family was well connected in artistic circles: he commisioned work by architect Philip Webb and built up a collection of paintings from Old Masters to contemporary work. He is buried in Hove Cemetery. His extensive and wide-ranging art collection was bequeathed to the Victoria & Albert Museum; it includes six portraits of himself and his family by G F Watts. 23 Second Avenue [residence 1884-1900]
IREDELL, Lieut-General Francis S[hrubb]
Soldier, born in St Helier, Jersey, son of a major in the East India Company's service. Served in the Indian Army and rose to become colonel of the 14th Bombay Infantry regiment, renamed the 114th Mahtrattas and was still listed in 1919. Furze Court, Dyke Road Avenue [residence 1897-1918]
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