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Alsager, Thomas Massa (1779–1846), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 27 September 1779, probably at Southwark, Surrey, the fifth of the nine or ten children of Thomas Alsager (1738?–1790), a setter in the cloth trade, and his wife, Mary, née Crosby (...

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Beeke, Henry (1751–1837), writer on taxation and finance, was born at Kingsteignton, Devon, on 6 January 1751, the son of Christopher Beeke, a Church of England clergyman. He was elected a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on May 1769 and was awarded the degrees of BA (1773), MA (1776), BD (1785), and DD (1800). At ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Robert Brown

Boase, Henry (1763–1827), banker and writer on finance, was born at Madron, Cornwall, on 3 June 1763, the fourth son of Arthur Boase (d. 1780) and Jane, daughter of Henry Lugg. He was educated privately in classical languages and French, and in 1779 became a clerk in the office of a relative, ...

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Burgess, Henry (1781–1863), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 7 July 1781 at Grooby Lodge, Railby, Leicestershire, the seventh of the eleven children of Joseph Burgess (1735–1807), farmer and grazier, and Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Airey of Strickland, Kirby Kendal, Westmorland...

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Cruttwell, Richard (1776–1846), financial writer and Church of England clergyman, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and took the degree of BCL on 13 June 1803. He was at one period chaplain of HMS Trident, and secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander J. Ball...

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Eliot, Francis Perceval (1755–1818), writer on finance and army officer, was born in September 1755 at Kew Green, Surrey, the second son and third child of Granville Elliott or Eliot, Count Eliot in the nobility of the Palatinate (1713–1759), army officer, and his second wife, ...

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Alsager Vian

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Evans, David Morier (1818–1874), financial journalist, was born in Walbrook, in the city of London, on 27 December 1818, the son of Joshua Lloyd Evans, stationer, of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, and his wife, Harriott. His occupation was given as shorthand writer at the time of his marriage, at ...

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L. C. Sanders

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Fullarton, John (1780?–1849), traveller and writer on currency, was the only child of Gavin Fullarton (d. 1795), a Greenock surgeon, and his wife, Anne (1744–1796), youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop, professor of Greek in the University of Glasgow. He went to ...

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Law, Thomas (1756–1834), financial writer, was born on 23 October 1756, probably in Cambridge, where his father, Edmund Law (1703–1787), later bishop of Carlisle, was master of Peterhouse. His mother was Mary Christian (1722–1762), from Unerigg in Cumberland. One of Law's seven brothers, ...

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G. J. Holyoake

revised by Matthew Lee

Noble, John (1827–1892), politician and financial writer, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, on 2 May 1827, the only son of John Noble of Brighton. For seventeen years he was known in east Lincolnshire as an energetic supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League. He moved to ...

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Norman, George Warde (1793–1882), financial writer and merchant banker, was born on 20 September 1793 at Bromley Common, Kent, the eldest of the nine children of George Norman (1756–1830), timber merchant, and his wife, Charlotte (1766–1853), third daughter of Edward Beadon DD, rector of ...

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C. A. Harris

revised by Philip Carter

Rawle, Francis (c. 1660–1727), writer on trade and finance, was probably born in Plymouth, the son of Francis Rawle and his wife, Jane. He was descended from an old Cornish family of some wealth and standing, once settled near St Juliot on the north Cornish coast and later in the ...

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Withers, Hartley (1867–1950), financial journalist, was born at Aigburth, Liverpool, on 15 July 1867, the fourth son of Henry Hartley Withers, gentleman, and his wife, Jane Livingston, daughter of Matthew Dobson Lowndes, also of Liverpool. One of his elder brothers, Harry Livingston Withers (1864–1902)...