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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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Brand, Robert Henry, Baron Brand (1878–1963), merchant banker and public servant, was born on 30 October 1878 in Kensington, London, the seventh child and fourth son of Henry Robert Brand, second Viscount Hampden of Glynde (1841–1906), soldier, Liberal MP, and colonial governor, and his second wife, ...

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Robert Henry Brand, Baron Brand (1878–1963) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grenfell, Edward Charles, first Baron St Just (1870–1941), merchant banker and politician, was born on 29 May 1870 in Pimlico, London, the only son of Henry Riversdale Grenfell (1824–1902), of Taplow, and his wife, Alethea Louisa, daughter of Henry John Adeane of Babraham, Cambridgeshire...

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Hambro, Charles Eric Alexander, Baron Hambro (1930–2002), merchant banker, was born on 24 July 1930 at 18 New Cavendish Street, London, the only son and youngest of the four children of Sir Charles Jocelyn Hambro (1897–1963), a partner in the family firm of merchant bankers, ...

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William Edward Harcourt, second Viscount Harcourt (1908–1979) by Elliott & Fry, 1959 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harcourt, William Edward, second Viscount Harcourt (1908–1979), merchant banker and public servant, was born on 5 October 1908 at 14 Berkeley Square, London, the fourth child and only son of Lewis Harcourt, first Viscount Harcourt (1863–1922), MP and cabinet minister, and his wife, ...

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Kindersley, Robert Molesworth, first Baron Kindersley (1871–1954), merchant banker and organizer of the National Savings movement, was born at the Clock House, Wanstead, Essex, on 20 November 1871, the third of eight children and second son of Captain Edward Nassau Molesworth Kindersley (1836–1907)...