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Anes, Dunstan [formerly Gonsalvo Anes; alias Gonzalo Jorge] (c. 1520–1594), merchant, was born in Portugal as Gonsalvo, the second son of a merchant, Jorge Anes (d. in or before 1540), and his wife, Elizabeth Rodrigues (b. 1481, d. after 1568)...

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Bamber [née Balmuth], Helen Rae (1925–2014), human rights advocate and psychotherapist, was born at Westminster Hospital, London, on 1 May 1925, the only child of Louis Balmuth (1887–1961), accountant, and his wife Marie, née Bader (1895–1969), a singer. At the time of her birth registration her parents, both of Polish-Jewish descent, lived at ...

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Barnato, Barnett Isaacs [Barney] (1852–1897), diamond merchant and financier, born on 5 July 1852 at Aldgate, London, was the second son of the five children of Isaac Isaacs, shopkeeper, and Leah Isaacs (said to be related to the master of the rolls, Sir George Jessel...

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Brampton, Sir Edward [Duarte Brandão] (c. 1440–1508), soldier and merchant, was born in Lisbon c.1440, reputedly the illegitimate son of Rui Barba and the wife of a Jewish blacksmith. About 1468 he travelled to England and converted to Christianity. As was usual in such cases, the ...

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Carvajal, Antonio Fernandez (d. 1659), merchant, was probably born in Portugal, for in his youth he seems to have lived in Fundão. He may have fled to Spain at some time, and apparently owned land in the Canary Islands. By the early 1630s he was in ...

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Costa, Anthony Moses da (1667x9–1747), merchant, the eldest son of Alvaro Jacob da Costa (1646–1716), also a merchant, and Leonor Mendes Gutiérres (1651–1727), was born in Budge Row, in the City of London. He was baptized on 12 January 1679 at St Antholin, Budge Row...

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Czarnikow, (Julius) Caesar (1838–1909), sugar broker, was born at Sondershausen, Germany, the third son in a family of seven sons and two daughters of Moritz Czarnikow (b. 1795), agent and commissioner of commerce to the prince of Sondershausen, and of his wife, ...

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Ellis, Sir Barrow Helbert (1823–1887), East India Company servant, was born in London on 24 January 1823, the son of S. Helbert Ellis, treasurer of the Great Synagogue, Duke's Place, London, and his wife, Fanny, daughter of Samuel Lyons de Symons. The family name was originally ...

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Fonseca, Alvaro da [Jacob Jessurun Alvares] (1657?–1742), diamond merchant, was born in Lisbon, the second of three children of Manuel Alvares and Brites Gomes. His full name was probably Alvaro da Fonseca Alvares. The family were New Christians from Trancoso in northern Portugal...

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Goldsmid, Abraham (c. 1756–1810), merchant and financier, was born in the Netherlands about 1756, the youngest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of Aaron Goldsmid (d. 1782), a merchant, and his wife, Catherine de Vries. His father migrated from ...

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Goldsmid, Henry Edward (1812–1855), East India Company servant, born at Finsbury Square, London, on 9 May 1812, was the second son of Edward Moses (1763–1853), of Upper Harley Street, London, and his wife, Rose, née Joachim (1774–1851). His father took the name Goldsmid...

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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (1851–1931), merchant and property owner, was born in Baghdad, one of the six children of Aaron Hardoon. He moved with his family to Bombay about 1856. His family was poor and he received only an elementary education, possibly supported by the local ...

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See Hart, Aaron [Uri Feibusch, Uri ben Rav Hirz Hamburger]

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Isaac, Samuel (1812–1886), merchant and projector of the Mersey Tunnel, son of Lewis Isaac (c.1788–1879), a furniture broker, of Poole, Dorset, and his wife, Catherine (c.1789–1863), daughter of N. Solomon of Margate, was born at Chatham. He went to ...

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Isaacs, Nathaniel (1808–1872), trader and author, was born in Canterbury. His father, a merchant and inhabitant of Chatham, was married to Lenie Solomon, one of the many children of Nathaniel Solomon of Margate and Phoebe Mitz, a Dutch Jew; Saul Solomon, the merchant king of ...

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Lopez, Aaron [formerly Duarte] (1731–1782), merchant in America, was born Duarte Lopez in Lisbon, Portugal, the son of Diego Jose Lopez and his second wife (name unknown). Nothing is known of his early life. In 1752 Lopez left Lisbon, taking his wife, ...

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Lucas, Louis Arthur (1851–1876), merchant and traveller in Africa, was born on 22 September 1851 at Temple House, Cheetham, Manchester, the only surviving son of Philip Lucas and his wife, Juliana. Philip Lucas (b. 1797, d. before 1876), cotton merchant, was born in 1797 in ...