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Alexander, Stanley Walter (1895–1980), financial journalist and editor, was born on 16 November 1895 at 35 Harcourt Road, Deptford, London, the son of Walter Henry Alexander, board of works clerk, and his wife, Alice Maude Mary Kemp. He left the Roan School, Greenwich...

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Alsager, Thomas Massa (1779–1846), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 27 September 1779, probably at Southwark, Surrey, the fifth of the nine or ten children of Thomas Alsager (1738?–1790), a setter in the cloth trade, and his wife, Mary, née Crosby (...

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Attwood, Thomas (1783–1856), politician and currency theorist, was born on 6 October 1783 at Hawne House, near Halesowen, Shropshire, the third son and fifth child of Matthias Attwood (1746–1836), banker, and his wife, Ann Adams (1752–1835), the daughter of Thomas Adams of Cakemore...

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Beeke, Henry (1751–1837), writer on taxation and finance, was born at Kingsteignton, Devon, on 6 January 1751, the son of Christopher Beeke, a Church of England clergyman. He was elected a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on May 1769 and was awarded the degrees of BA (1773), MA (1776), BD (1785), and DD (1800). At ...

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Boase, Henry (1763–1827), banker and writer on finance, was born at Madron, Cornwall, on 3 June 1763, the fourth son of Arthur Boase (d. 1780) and Jane, daughter of Henry Lugg. He was educated privately in classical languages and French, and in 1779 became a clerk in the office of a relative, ...

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Burgess, Henry (1781–1863), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 7 July 1781 at Grooby Lodge, Railby, Leicestershire, the seventh of the eleven children of Joseph Burgess (1735–1807), farmer and grazier, and Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Airey of Strickland, Kirby Kendal, Westmorland...

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Francis Watt

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Cleeve, Bourchier (1715–1760), pewterer and writer on finance, was the tenth son of Alexander Cleeve (d. 1738), pewterer, of Cornhill, and his second wife, Anne, daughter of John Bourchier. He married Mary Haydon about 1740; she died on 28 December 1760.

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Cruttwell, Richard (1776–1846), financial writer and Church of England clergyman, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and took the degree of BCL on 13 June 1803. He was at one period chaplain of HMS Trident, and secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander J. Ball...

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Eliot, Francis Perceval (1755–1818), writer on finance and army officer, was born in September 1755 at Kew Green, Surrey, the second son and third child of Granville Elliott or Eliot, Count Eliot in the nobility of the Palatinate (1713–1759), army officer, and his second wife, ...