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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732–1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his surname from the German doctor who delivered him, and his parents were the Empress Anne...

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John Julius Angerstein (c. 1732–1823) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1790–95 © The National Gallery, London

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Ansell, Charles (1794–1881), actuary, was born in Paddington, London, on 8 December 1794, the eldest son of Thomas Ansell (1758–1808) of Lewisham, and his wife Sarah Eleanor Algar (1765–1829). He was employed by the Atlas Fire and Life Assurance Company in 1808, and took a prominent position on the staff in 1810. In 1823 he was appointed actuary of the life branch of the company, and held the office until 1864, when he retired from active official life, but remained the consulting actuary of the company. He also filled a similar post in the ...

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Archibald [née Kalmanowsky, later Barou], Liliana Leah (1928–2014), Lloyds insurance broker, was born Leah Lilian Kalmanowsky on 25 May 1928 at the Welbeck Hospital, 27 Welbeck Street, Marylebone, London, the daughter of Emanuel Eshuah Kalmanowsky (1891/1892–1959), civil engineer and company director, of ...

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Ball, Alan James (1945–2007), footballer and football manager, was born on 12 May 1945 at 2 Brookhouse Avenue, Farnworth, Lancashire, the son of (James) Alan Ball, builder's joiner, later publican, and his wife, Violet, née Duckworth. His father was an occasional professional footballer with ...

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Alan James Ball (1945–2007) by Bob Thomas, 1975 Bob Thomas / Getty Images

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Barrett, George (1752–1821), actuary, was the son of a farmer of Wheeler Street, a small hamlet in Surrey. At an early age he developed an aptitude for mathematics, taking a special interest in calculations relating to the duration of human life. Despite working as a schoolmaster, and subsequently as a land steward, he developed a series of life-assurance and annuity tables over a period of twenty-five years. In 1813 he was appointed actuary to the ...

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Cornelius Walford

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Baylis, Edward (1791–1861), insurance company manager, about whose early life nothing is known, began his career as a clerk in the Alliance insurance office. He was an enthusiast for the cause of life insurance, and during the years between 1838 and 1854 he founded a number of life offices: the ...

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Cornelius Walford

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Baylis, Thomas Hutchinson (1823–1876), insurance company manager, was the son of Edward Baylis (1791–1861), also an insurance company manager, and his wife, Ellen Maria. Little is known about his early life, but he began as a clerk in the Anchor insurance office, one of his father's companies. In 1850 he became manager of the ...

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Beaumont, John Thomas Barber (1774–1841), artist and founder of insurance offices, was born on 21 December 1774 in Marylebone, Middlesex. His family surname was Barber, but about 1812 he added Beaumont, and thenceforth was usually known as Barber Beaumont. In 1796 he married ...