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Bancroft, Francis (1667–1728), financial agent and benefactor, was born in Spitalfields, London, on 26 October 1667, the second son of John Bancroft (bap. 1614, d. 1705), a City financier who became serjeant-carver to the lord mayor, and his second wife, Rebecka Cole (...

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Barff, Samuel (1793?–1880), philhellene and banker, was probably born in England. In 1816 he established himself in Zante, Greece, where he became an important merchant and banker. He died there on 23 September 1880. He was probably married.

Barff's part in the struggle for Greek independence is evidenced in the papers of contemporary philhellenes such as ...

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Blunt, Christopher Evelyn (1904–1987), merchant banker and numismatist, was born on 16 July 1904 at the vicarage, Ham Common, London, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of the Revd (Arthur) Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Violet (1880–1969)...

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Browne, Lyde (d. 1787), antiquary and banker, had one of the largest collections of classical antique objects in the eighteenth century. Well known to contemporaries, he is historically significant because his collection constitutes the major part of the collections of classical sculpture in both the ...

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See Cape, William Timothy

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Chetham, Humphrey (bap. 1580, d. 1653), financier and philanthropist, the sixth child of Henry Chetham (c.1540–1603) of Crumpsall Hall, near Manchester, and his wife, Jane (c.1542–1616), the daughter of Robert Wroe of Heaton, was born at Crumpsall Hall, and baptized at ...

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Chiswell, Richard Muilman Trench (1735–1797), merchant banker and antiquary, born Richard Muilman on 24 February 1735 in New Broad Street, Bishopsgate, London, was the only son of Peter Muilman (1705?–1790), a naturalized Dutch merchant, and his wife, Mary Chiswell (1713–1785), daughter of Richard Chiswell (bap. 1672, d. 1751)...

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Edward Clodd (1840–1930) by Emil Otto Hoppé, c. 1909 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. S. P. Haynes

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Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist, was born at Queen Street, Margate, Kent, on 1 July 1840, the eldest child of Edward Clodd and his wife, Susan Parker. Of his six brothers and sisters four died in infancy and two did not survive childhood. His father was a ...

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Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the legal profession, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. His attention, however, was early directed to ...

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Gray, (Edward) William (1786–1860), banker and topographer, was born in Newbury, Berkshire, on 28 October 1786, the youngest son and ninth child in the family of eight sons and four daughters of Joseph Gray (1745–1805), cheesemonger and mealman, who was mayor of Newbury...

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Gurney, Daniel (1791–1880), banker and antiquary, was born on 9 March 1791 at Earlham Hall, near Norwich, the youngest son (in a family of four boys and seven girls) of Quaker parents, John Gurney (1749–1809), banker, of Earlham, Norfolk, and his wife, Catherine Bell (1754–1792)...

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Gurney, Hudson (1775–1864), antiquary and banker, was born in the Old Courthouse, Magdalen Street, Norwich, on 19 January 1775, the only son of Richard Gurney (1742–1811) and his first wife, Agatha Barclay (1753–1776). Both his parents were from Quaker families much involved in banking; his father was chief partner in the ...

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Kenrick, Donald Simon (1929–2015), Romani scholar, was born on 6 June 1929 at Tudor House, Newington Green, London, the only child of Mack Emanuel Kenrick (1899–1994), furrier, and his first wife, Gertrude, née Levy (1903–1934). His parents, both Polish Jewish immigrants, had married in ...

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Leaf, Walter (1852–1927), banker and classical scholar, was born at Gibson's Hill, Norwood, Surrey, on 26 November 1852. Small, short-sighted, and frail as a child, Leaf's education, friends, and work in the City transformed him into a curious, sceptical, and bold man of affairs. His father, ...

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Sir Iain Andrew Noble, third baronet (1935–2010) by unknown photographer image courtesy of Electric Scotland

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Noble, Sir Iain Andrew, third baronet (1935–2010), financier, entrepreneur, and promoter of the Gaelic language, was born Ian Andrew Noble in Berlin on 8 September 1935, the eldest son and eldest of three children of Sir Andrew Napier (Paddy) Noble, second baronet (1904–1987)...

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Norwich, Isaac of (c. 1170–1235/6), moneylender and patron of rabbinic scholarship, was the only known son of Eliab (or Jurnet) of Norwich (c.1130–1197) and his wife, Muriel. His father, also a moneylender and scholarly patron, was the dominant figure in the twelfth-century Jewish community of ...

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Postlethwayt, James (d. 1761), writer on finance and demography, may have been a brother of Malachy Postlethwayt (c. 1707–1767) but nothing else is known about his origins. In 1759 he published The history of the public revenue from the revolution in 1688 to Christmas 1753, with an appendix completing the same to Christmas 1758...

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William Roberts

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Price, (Frederick George) Hilton (1842–1909), antiquary and banker, born in London on 20 August 1842, was the son of Frederick William Price (d. 1888), for many years partner and eventually chief acting partner in the banking firm of Child & Co. Educated at ...