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Baring, Edward Charles, first Baron Revelstoke (1828–1897), merchant banker, was born on 13 April 1828, the fifth son of Henry Baring (1776–1848), a merchant banker, and the second son of his second marriage, to Cecilia Anne (d. 1874), the daughter of Admiral Windham...

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Sir Francis Baring, first baronet (1740–1810) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1806–7 [left, with his brother John Baring (centre) and son-in-law Charles Wall (right)] private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Baring, Sir Francis, first baronet (1740–1810), merchant and merchant banker, was born at Larkbear, Exeter, on 18 April 1740, third of the four surviving sons and one daughter of John Baring (1697–1748) and his wife, Elizabeth Baring (1702–1766), daughter of John Vowler, a prosperous ...

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John Baring, second Baron Revelstoke (1863–1929) by Vandyk © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baring, John, second Baron Revelstoke (1863–1929), merchant banker, was born on 7 September 1863 in Kingston upon Thames, the eldest child of the five surviving sons and three daughters of Edward Charles Baring, later first Baron Revelstoke (1828–1897), and his wife, Louisa Emily Charlotte (...

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Benson, Sir Reginald Lindsay [Rex] (1889–1968), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 20 August 1889 at 16 South Street, Mayfair, London, the second of the five children of Robert Henry Benson (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, and his wife, Evelyn Mary (1856–1943)...

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Benson, Robert Henry [Robin] (1850–1929), merchant banker and art collector, was born on 24 September 1850 at Fairfield House, Fairfield, near Manchester, the eldest of three children of Robert Benson (1814–1875), merchant banker, and his wife, Eleanor (1824–1883), daughter of Vice-Admiral Constantine Moorsom...

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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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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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Brandt, Augustus Ferdinand (1835–1904), merchant banker, was born on 3 April 1835 at Archangel in Russia, the eldest son of Wilhelm Brandt (1802–1857), merchant, and his wife, Pauline Amburger. He came from a German merchant family that had been prominent in Russia's international trade since the end of the eighteenth century, with an agency in ...

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Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852–1921), merchant banker and financier, was born on 3 March 1852 in Cologne, Germany, the youngest of the three children of Jacob Cassel (1802–1875) and Amalia, née Rosenheim (d. 1874). Jacob Cassel had a small banking business, founded by his father, ...

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Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel (1852–1921) by Anders Leonard Zorn, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Cunliffe, Walter, first Baron Cunliffe (1855–1920), merchant banker and governor of the Bank of England, was born on 3 December 1855 at 29 Kensington Gate, London, the eldest of the four sons and second of the six children of Roger Cunliffe (d...

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Dawnay, Guy Payan (1878–1952), army officer and merchant banker, was born on 23 March 1878 at St James's Palace, London, the eldest child of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Lewis Payan Dawnay (1846–1910), MP for Thirsk and Malton from 1880 to 1892, of Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire...

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D'Erlanger, Baron Emile Beaumont (1866–1939), merchant banker, was born on 4 July 1866 in rue Taitbout, Paris, the second son of Baron Frederic Emile D'Erlanger (1832–1911), merchant banker, and Matilda (née Slidell). Frederic D'Erlanger was one of the most buccaneering and successful financiers of the second half of the nineteenth century; born of Jewish ancestry in ...

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D'Erlanger, Leo Frederic Alfred (1898–1978), merchant banker and air transport promoter, was born on 2 July 1898 at 6 Hamilton Place, London, the elder of the two children of Baron François Rodolphe D'Erlanger (1872–1932), writer on Arab music and painter, and his wife, ...

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Fraser, (William) Lionel (1895–1965), merchant banker, was born on 15 June 1895 in London, the second of the four children of Harry Fraser and his wife, Alice, née Barnard (d. 1949). His father, a Scot, was butler to Gordon Selfridge, founder of ...