Sir Francis Barry, 1st Baronet

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Sir Francis Tress Barry, 1st Baronet, (1825 – 28 February 1907) was an English businessman who made his fortune from a copper mine in Portugal.wikipedia
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Sao Domingos Mine

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He returned to England, where he joined with his brother-in-law James Mason to take a 50-year lease on the Sao Domingos copper mine in Portugal.
In 1859 the mining concession was leased for 50 years to an English mining company, Mason and Barry, run by Sir Francis Barry, 1st Baronet and his brother-in-law James Mason, because of their industrial mining expertise.

St Leonard's Hill

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In 1872 he purchased a country estate: St Leonard's Hill near Windsor, Berkshire, which he used to lend to the Prince of Wales during Royal Ascot.
The house was bought by William Harcourt, 3rd Earl Harcourt in 1781 and, after remaining in the Harcourt family for over a century, it was acquired by Sir Francis Barry, 1st Baronet in 1872.

Nybster

In around 1900 he excavated Nybster Broch, an Iron Age drystone structure, first excavated by Rev James Maxwell Joass in 1895.
It is the location of the Nybster Broch, first excavated by Rev James Maxwell Joass (of Golspie in 1895 and again by Sir Francis Tress Barry in about 1900.

Windsor (UK Parliament constituency)

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On 2 April 1890, Barry was elected at a by-election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Windsor.

English people

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Sir Francis Tress Barry, 1st Baronet, (1825 – 28 February 1907) was an English businessman who made his fortune from a copper mine in Portugal.

Copper extraction

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Sir Francis Tress Barry, 1st Baronet, (1825 – 28 February 1907) was an English businessman who made his fortune from a copper mine in Portugal.

Portugal

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Sir Francis Tress Barry, 1st Baronet, (1825 – 28 February 1907) was an English businessman who made his fortune from a copper mine in Portugal.

Conservative Party (UK)

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Late in his life he became a Conservative Party politician to England, and sat in the Commons from 1890 to 1906.

England

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Late in his life he became a Conservative Party politician to England, and sat in the Commons from 1890 to 1906.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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Late in his life he became a Conservative Party politician to England, and sat in the Commons from 1890 to 1906.

Orpington

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Barry was born in 1825, the eldest son of Charles Barry from Orpington, Kent.

London

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He was educated in London at Camberwell Collegiate School.

Northiam

In 1851 he married Sarah Douglas, the daughter of Arthur Herron from Northiam in Sussex.

Wedding anniversary

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The couple had four sons and two daughters, and celebrated their golden wedding in 1901.

Spain

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Leaving school at the age of 16, Barry went to Spain to work in a business in Bilbao.

Bilbao

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Leaving school at the age of 16, Barry went to Spain to work in a business in Bilbao.

Consul (representative)

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He became the British vice-consul for the Biscay province in 1846, and the following year he served as temporary consul for the Biscay, Santander and Guipúzcoa provinces.

Biscay

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He became the British vice-consul for the Biscay province in 1846, and the following year he served as temporary consul for the Biscay, Santander and Guipúzcoa provinces.

Santander, Spain

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He became the British vice-consul for the Biscay province in 1846, and the following year he served as temporary consul for the Biscay, Santander and Guipúzcoa provinces.

Gipuzkoa

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He became the British vice-consul for the Biscay province in 1846, and the following year he served as temporary consul for the Biscay, Santander and Guipúzcoa provinces.

Madrid

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In the 1850s he was offered the post of consul in Madrid, but turned down the job to concentrate in his business interests.

Open-pit mining

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They switched production technique to opencast mining, and made large profits.

Order of Christ (Portugal)

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In 1863 was awarded the Order of Christ by King Luís I of Portugal, was promoted to Commander of that order in 1868, and ennobled as Baron de Barry in 1873.

Luís I of Portugal

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In 1863 was awarded the Order of Christ by King Luís I of Portugal, was promoted to Commander of that order in 1868, and ennobled as Baron de Barry in 1873.