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Booth, Benjamin (fl. 1746–1789), haberdasher and writer on book-keeping, originated in New England and was born before 1746, possibly the son of Benjamin and grandson of Ebenezer Booth (d. 1732), of Stratford, Massachusetts. He began work as a clerk in a New York...

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Dicksee, Lawrence Robert (1864–1932), accountant and writer on accounting, was born on 1 May 1864 at 27 Howland Street, London, the youngest of five children of John Robert Dicksee (1817–1905), artist, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Barnard. He grew up in a family with strong artistic associations, and was the cousin of the painter ...

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Mellis, John (fl. c. 1564–1588), writer on arithmetic and bookkeeping, came from Norwich, but few details of his life are known and there is no record of his death. He had (according to himself) a natural genius for drawing proportions, maps, cards, buildings, and plates. He attended a ...

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Monteage, Stephen (bap. 1623, d. 1687), writer on accounting, was baptized on 1 February 1623 at St Giles Cripplegate, London. He was the son of Stephen Monteage of Buckingham, a goldsmith. As a young man he was apprenticed to the merchant James Houblon...

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Oldcastle, Hugh (d. 1543), schoolmaster and author of a text on double entry accounting, was the third and youngest son of Richard Oldcastle (d. 1520), a shearman carrying on his trade in the city of London, and his wife, Joan (Johane). The date of ...

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Paula, Frederic Rudolph Mackley de (1882–1954), writer on accountancy and industrialist, was born on 23 July 1882 at Avenue House, Tenterden Grove, Hendon, London, one of the five children of Friedrich Mortiz Alphonse Felix de Paula, a partner in the City solicitors' practice of ...

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Peele, James (d. 1585), writer on bookkeeping, whose origins are obscure, described himself in 1569 as 'Cittizen and Salter of London, Clercke of Christes Hospitall, practizer and teacher of the same' (that is, bookkeeping). He was appointed clerk of Christ's Hospital, London, in 1562, and continued working there until his death in 1585. His duties included those of bookkeeper. He introduced the double-entry system in the hospital's bookkeeping, and entries in several of the surviving ledgers are in his hand. There is indirect evidence that he was called in by merchants to settle disputes that involved accounts; and that he also taught bookkeeping....

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Weddington, John (b. c. 1525, d. in or after 1593), writer on bookkeeping, was born in London. He was a citizen of London, a grocer, and member of the Merchant Adventurers of the English Nation in Antwerp. He spent many years in Antwerp...

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Ympyn, Jan (c. 1485–1540), merchant and author of a text on double entry accounting, was born in the Low Countries (but not in Antwerp), the son of Christoffel Ympens, a merchant. He was sent to Italy to work and to learn commercial practices, spending twelve years there, mostly in ...