Clothing manufacturer and retailer. Montague Burton (1885 - 1952) was raised as Meshe David Osinsky,and emigrated from what is now Lithuania to England in 1900. He set up a business making and selling affordable clothes in the northern industrial towns. By 1914 he had 14 branches and by 1939 595, all in the UK. His company 'Montague Burton, The Tailor of Taste, Ltd' was the biggest bespoke tailoring business in the world, ever.
He provided, for the time, unusually good working conditions for his workforce but ruled the company in an autocratic style. Teetotal Montague like to have billiard halls above his shops and some are still there. Knighted in 1933. Married Sophia Marks and had 4 children: Barbara, Stanley Howard and the twins Arnold and Raymond. We understand that all the sons entered the business. Lady Montague Burton nee Sophia Marks, the daughter of a furniture dealer, died in 1957.