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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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Bolton, Sir John Brown (1902–1980), politician in the Isle of Man and accountant, was born on 20 January 1902 in Methwold, Norfolk, the eldest of four sons of the Revd Richard Bolton (1867–1951), Primitive Methodist minister, and his wife, Charlotte, née Brown (1865–1962)...

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Chadwick, David (1821–1895), accountant and company promoter, was born on 23 December 1821 at Macclesfield, Cheshire, the youngest of the nine children of John Chadwick, accountant, and his wife, Rebecca. His schooling was only brief and was terminated at an early age by employment in a warehouse. By attending evening classes, however, ...

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Cork, Sir Kenneth Russell (1913–1991), accountant, was born on 21 August 1913 in Finchley, Middlesex, the youngest of the three sons of William Henry Cork (1885–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Maud Alice, née Nunn. After leaving Berkhamsted School in 1930, he joined his father's ...

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William Welch Deloitte (1818–1898) by unknown engraver Photographed with the permission of Mr Ian McIsaac and Deloitte and Touche

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Deloitte, William Welch (1818–1898), accountant, was born in London. Although his family background is not well documented, it is known that his father was a secretary to a well-known firm of provision merchants and his mother was the daughter of a West Indies...

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Dickinson, Sir Arthur Lowes (1859–1935), accountant, was born on 8 August 1859 at Langham Chambers, Marylebone, London, the elder son of Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819–1908), a portrait painter, and his wife, Margaret Ellen, née Williams (d. 1882). Arthur's younger brother was the historian and fellow of ...

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Dicksee, Lawrence Robert (1864–1932), accountant and writer on accounting, was born on 1 May 1864 at 27 Howland Street, London, the youngest of five children of John Robert Dicksee (1817–1905), artist, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Barnard. He grew up in a family with strong artistic associations, and was the cousin of the painter ...

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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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Eyre [née Aldersey], Anne (1612/13–1681), account keeper, was probably the third of seven children of Samuel Aldersey (d. 1633), a London merchant and haberdasher who had traded to Nuremberg, and his wife, Mary (d. 1628), daughter of Philip van Oyrle...

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Ganley, (William) Bernard (1927–2009), rugby league player, broadcaster, and accountant, was born on 27 January 1927 at 27 Buck Street, Leigh, Lancashire, the son of William Herbert (Bert) Ganley (1890–1970), fruit merchant, and his wife, Anne Mary, née Davies (1895–1970). His father had been a professional rugby league player with ...

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(William) Bernard Ganley (1927–2009) by Edward Woolley, 1958 © Oldham Evening Chronicle

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Harding, Sir Robert Palmer (1821–1893), accountant, was born on 18 February 1821, the son of Robert Harding (d. 1862), an auctioneer and house agent. It is thought that he had originally operated a fashionable West End hatters, a business which ran into difficulties, and according to legend a court official advised him to embark on a career in accountancy. He established a practice in July 1847, entered a partnership with ...

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Howitt, Sir Harold Gibson (1886–1969), accountant, was born at Nottingham on 5 October 1886, the second son of Arthur Gibson Howitt, printer and lithographer, and his wife, Elizabeth Archer. He was educated at Uppingham and retained an active interest in the school throughout his life, becoming chairman of the trustees (1949–67). In 1904 he was articled to ...

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George Auldjo Jamieson (1828–1900) by Sir George Reid reproduced by kind permission of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland