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Banner, Sir John Sutherland Harmood-, first baronet (1847–1927), accountant and steel maker, was born at Dingle Mount, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 8 September 1847, the second son of Harmood Walcot Banner (1814–1878), an accountant, and his wife, Margaret, née Sutherland. The family were prosperous members of the ...

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Bond, Sir Kenneth Raymond Boyden (1920–2006), accountant and industrialist, was born on 1 February 1920 at 38 Harborough Road, Streatham, London, the son of James Edwin Bond, a Post Office sorter who had served as a sergeant-major in the Royal Engineers during the First World War, and his wife, ...

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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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Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician, was born on 27 June 1687, probably at Edinburgh, although in some accounts his place of birth is given as Newton Castle in Perthshire, where his father had business and family connections. He was one of at least three children of the factor and merchant ...

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George Drummond (1687–1766) by Sir George Chalmers, 1764 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Parker, Ronald William (1909–1996), accountant and manager of nationalized industries, was born at 29 Hillside Street, Edinburgh, on 21 August 1909, the son of Ernest Edward Parker (c.1869–1954), accountant of court, and his wife, Margaret, née Henderson (1877–1958). He was educated at the ...

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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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Tait, Andrew Wilson (1876–1930), accountant and industrialist, was born in Edinburgh on 16 January 1876, one of at least two sons of William Tait, a grocer and spirit dealer, and his wife, Eliza Wilson. He was educated at Daniel Stewart's College and at ...

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William Cuthbertson Wolfe (1924–2010) by Gordon Wright, 1976 © The Scotsman Publications Ltd. Licensor www.scran.ac.uk

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Wolfe, William Cuthbertson [Billy] (1924–2010), chartered accountant, manufacturer, and politician, was born on 22 February 1924 at The Elms, Bathgate, West Lothian, the second son of Major Thomas (Tom) Wolfe (1887–1957), shovel manufacturer, and his wife, Catherine Jane (Katie), née Cuthbertson (1893–1981). He was educated at ...

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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 ...