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Lloyd, Edward (c. 1648–1713), coffee house keeper, publisher, and eponymist of ‘Lloyd's insurance’, was probably born about 1648, but nothing is known of his origins. He was the proprietor of a London coffee house licensed some time between March 1685 and 1687. This was almost certainly '...

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Rogers, James (c. 1740–1799), insurance broker and merchant, was probably born about 1740. His parents and place of birth are unknown, though it is possible he spent his early life in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 1771 he appears to have become a partner in a ...

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Thornton, Richard (1776–1865), merchant, underwriter, and financier, was born on 20 September 1776 in Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, the third son in the family of four sons and five daughters of Robert Thornton, an impecunious yeoman farmer, and his wife, Ellen. He entered ...