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Addis, Sir Charles Stewart (1861–1945), banker and government adviser, was born on 23 November 1861 in Edinburgh, the youngest of twelve children of the Revd Thomas Addis (1813–1899), a Free Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Robina, daughter of a tea merchant in ...

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Armstrong, William, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980), civil servant and banker, was born in the Salvation Mothers' Home, Mare Street, Clapton, London, on 3 March 1915, the elder son of William Armstrong, of Stirling, and his wife, Priscilla Hopkins. Both his parents were ...

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William Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Sanderstead (1915–1980) by Arnold Newman, 1978 Arnold Newman / Getty Images; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baillie, James Evan (1781?–1863), merchant, banker, and politician, was born in Bristol, probably in 1781, into a successful Scottish merchant-planter family that had settled in Bristol in the 1770s. He was baptized at St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, on 26 June 1782, the third but second surviving son of ...

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Baring, (George) Rowland Stanley, third earl of Cromer (1918–1991), banker and diplomatist, was born on 28 July 1918, the only son and youngest of three children of Rowland Thomas Baring, second earl of Cromer (1877–1953), courtier, and his wife, Lady Ruby Florence Mary (1886–1961)...

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Thomas Baring (1799–1873) attrib. George Richmond, 1826 ING Bank, NV (London Branch). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Baring, Thomas (1799–1873), banker and politician, was born on 7 September 1799 at Lee, near Lewisham, Kent, the second of the four sons and five daughters of Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848), landowner, and his wife, Mary Ursula Sealy, daughter of Charles Sealy, a barrister at ...

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Barnes, Sir Hugh Shakespear (1853–1940), administrator in India and banker, was born in Shahjahanpur, India, the son of James Ralph Barnes of the Indian Civil Service. His mother was sister of Sir Rivers Thompson (1827–1890), sometime governor of Bengal.

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Bartley, Sir George Christopher Trout (1842–1910), banker and politician, was born at Rectory Place, Hackney, on 22 November 1842, the son of Robert Bartley, of the War Office and his second wife, Julia Anna, née Lucas. After early education at Blackheath, at Clapton...

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Brown, Timothy (1743/4–1820), banker and radical, details of whose parentage and upbringing are unknown, was by 1778 residing at St Mary Hill, London, and working as a hop merchant. By this time he had probably married the woman named Sarah with whom he had six daughters and three sons, and on 11 September 1778 he was made free of the ...

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Carden, Sir Robert Walter, first baronet (1801–1888), banker and politician, was born in London on 7 October 1801, the youngest son of James Carden (1758–1829), a barrister, of Bedford Square, London, and Richmond, Surrey, and his wife, Mary (1765–1830), daughter of John Walter...

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Clayton, Sir Robert (1629–1707), banker and politician, was born on 29 September 1629 at Bulwick, Northamptonshire, one of several children of John Clayton, a joiner, and his wife, Alice Abbott. His family was descended from a long line of copy holders in the manor of ...

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Currie, Raikes (1801–1881), banker and politician, was born on 15 April 1801, the second son of Isaac Currie (1760–1843), a banker of Bush Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1834), daughter of William Raikes, a prominent East India merchant. The ...

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Curtis, Sir William, first baronet (1752–1829), banker and politician, was born on 25 January 1752, in London, the third of five sons of Joseph Curtis, manufacturer of ship's biscuit at Wapping, who died in 1771, aged fifty-six, and of his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Denison, William Joseph (1770–1849), banker and politician, was born in Prince's Street, Lothbury, London, in May 1770, the only son of Joseph Denison (c. 1726–1806), a cloth merchant and banker of St Mary Axe, London, and Denbies, near Dorking, Surrey, and his wife, ...

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Sir Robert Nicholas Fowler, first baronet (1828–1891) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fowler, Sir Robert Nicholas, first baronet (1828–1891), banker and politician, was born at Bruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 12 September 1828, the only child of Thomas Fowler (d. 1851) and his wife, Lucy Waterhouse. His father, a well-connected member of the Society of Friends...

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Freame, John (1665–1745), banker and lobbyist, was probably the second son in the family of at least three children of Robert Freame, a Gloucestershire clothier. In 1681 his father was one of the 'first purchasers' of Pennsylvania and some members of the Quaker ...

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Glyn, George Grenfell, second Baron Wolverton (1824–1887), politician and banker, was born in London on 10 February 1824, the eldest son of George Carr Glyn. He was educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 26 May 1842. On coming of age he became a partner in the metropolitan banking firm of ...