Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury

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Alan John Sainsbury

Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: October 21, 1998 (96)
Braintree, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Benjamin Sainsbury and Mabel Miriam Sainsbury
Husband of Doreen Davan Sainsbury
Father of Simon David Davan Sainsbury; Private and Private
Brother of Vera Mabel Sainsbury; Sir Robert James Sainsbury and Nora Lydia Sainsbury

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About Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury,_Baron_Sainsbury_of_Drury_Lane

Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury (13 August 1902 – 21 October 1998) was a British business executive and a leading member of the supermarket Sainsbury family.

His grandparents, John James Sainsbury and Mary Ann Staples, established a grocer's at 173 Drury Lane in 1869 which became the British supermarket chain Sainsbury's. He and his wife Doreen with whom he married in 1925 had three sons:

  • John, later The Rt. Hon. The Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
  • Simon, later The Hon. Simon Sainsbury
  • Timothy, later The Rt. Hon. Sir Timothy Sainsbury

He later re-married in 1944 and had a daughter Paulette.

As he was divorced, he spent little time with his sons John Davan, Simon and Timothy, and so they only got to know their father when they joined the family firm.

In 1962 he was the first of three members of the Sainsbury family to receive a life peerage. He took the title Baron Sainsbury, of Drury Lane in the Borough of Holborn. As the first peerage using the family name, the territorial designation - referencing the location of the family's first shop - did not form part of the title. When Alan's son John became a peer in 1989, he took the title Baron Sainsbury of Preston Candover to differentiate between them. In the same way when Alan's nephew David was ennobled in 1997 he was made Baron Sainsbury of Turville.

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Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury's Timeline

August 13, 1902
London, Greater London, UK
Age 27
October 21, 1998
Age 96
Braintree, Essex, England, United Kingdom