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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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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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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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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 ...

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Bell, (Alexander) Scott (1941–2007), insurance and financial services executive, was born on 4 December 1941 at Dunrowan, Falkirk, the son of William Scott Bell, physician, and his wife, (Catherine) Irene Alexandra, née Traill. He was educated at Daniel Stewart's College in Edinburgh. After leaving school at the age of seventeen he went to work as a trainee actuary for the ...

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Bignold, Thomas (1761–1835), founder of the Norwich Union insurance company, was born in Westerham in Kent, the second of the eight surviving children of John Bignold (c.1734–1795), a prosperous tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Outram, also of Westerham. It is not known where he attended school, but he was sufficiently well educated to become an exciseman before moving to ...