Governor Archibald Dalzel (1740-1811) was the British Governor of the Gold Coast, now Ghana, Africa. Trained as a surgeon, he published The History of Dahomy, an Inland Kingdom of Africa; Compiled from Authentic Memoirs in 1793. A portrait of Governor Dalzel can be seen at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.
Captain John Tobin (1763-1851) was a successful privateer and slave trader from the Isle of Man. He went to sea at an early age as an apprentice in a merchant vessel and on his first voyage was captured by a French privateer. In 1793, while Britain was still at war with France, Tobin became a master mariner and took over the privateer Gipsy and later Molly. He captured numerous French vessels, each of which carried valuable cargoes including slaves. He continued the lucrative business of privateering and slave trading until it was abolished in 1807.
Upon his early retirement, he became active in Liverpool politics and became mayor in 1819. He was knighted by George IV at Carlton House in 1820.