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Alexander [née Barber], Ann (1774/5–1861), banker and bill broker, was born in Eckington, Derbyshire, the daughter of William and Mary Barber. Little is known about her life until the point when, while working in a Quaker milliner's in the City of London...

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Baily, Francis (1774–1844), stockbroker and astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire, on 28 April 1774, the third son of Richard Baily (1744–1814), a banker, and his wife, Sarah Head (1745–1823). At the age of fourteen, following his education at the old grammar school in ...

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Francis Baily (1774–1844) by Thomas Goff Lupton (after Thomas Phillips, 1837) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Banbury, Frederick George, first Baron Banbury of Southam (1850–1936), politician and stockbroker, was born in London on 2 December 1850, the eldest son of Frederick Banbury of Shirley House, Surrey, and his wife, Cecilia Laura, daughter of William Cox of Woodford Hall, Essex...

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Bevan, John Henry (1894–1978), intelligence officer and stockbroker, was born on 5 April 1894, at 4 Lower Berkeley Street, London, the younger son of David Augustus Bevan (1856–1937), stockbroker, and his wife, the Hon. Dame Maude Elizabeth Bevan (1856–1944). Educated at Eton College...

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Boyd, Benjamin (1801–1851), stockbroker and entrepreneur, was born on 21 August 1801, in the parish of St Peter Le Pauvre, London, second son of Edward Boyd (1770?–1844), merchant, and his wife, Janet, daughter of Benjamin Yule, of Wheatfield, Midlothian. By 1808 the family had moved from ...

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Braithwaite, Sir John Bevan (1884–1973), stockbroker, was born on 22 November 1884 at Islington, London, the younger son of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite (1855–1934), a stockbroker, and his wife, Anna Sophia Gillett. Both parents belonged to long-established and well-connected Quaker families. John was educated at ...

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Braithwaite, Joseph Bevan (1855–1934), stockbroker, was born on 5 October 1855 at 65 Mornington Road, Regent's Park, London, one of the three sons and six daughters of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite (1818–1905), barrister, and his wife, Martha Gillett (1823–1895), daughter of a Banbury banker. Both the ...

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Bunting, John (1839–1923), sharebroker and cotton spinner, was born on 28 December 1839 at Carrington Field, Stockport, the son of John Bunting (1806–1853), a brick maker, and his wife, Kerenhappuch, née Hill. He grew up in the new railway town of Crewe, attended a private school in the village of ...

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Capel, James (1789–1872), stockbroker and philanthropist, was born on 22 January 1789 at Kempsey, Worcestershire, the second child and eldest son of Henry Capel of Kempsey and his wife, Elizabeth Goile, of Fowicke, Worcestershire. James Capel married Marion Mary Cundy, who was probably the cousin of his father (she was the granddaughter of ...