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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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La Touche, William George Digges (1747–1803), East India Company servant and banker, was born on 28 August 1747, the eldest son of James Digges La Touche (1707–1763), a poplin merchant, and his second wife, Matilda, daughter of William Thwaites. His paternal grandfather, David La Touche (1671–1745)...

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Miles, Philip John (1774–1845), banker, slave owner, and politician, was born at Bristol on 1 March 1774, the second son of William Miles (d. 1803), merchant, of Bristol and Clifton, and his wife, Sarah née Berrow. His father had gained experience as a young merchant correspondent in ...

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Sir William Scawen (1646/77–1722) by unknown artist, c.1722 photograph © Scott Brawn

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Scawen, Sir William (1646/7–1722), merchant and politician, was born in St Germans, Cornwall, the fifth son of Robert Scawen (1602–1670) of Horton, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Cavendish Alsop, a London merchant. His younger brother Thomas 1654–1730 [see below]...

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Younger, George Kenneth Hotson, Baron Younger of Prestwick and fourth Viscount Younger of Leckie (1931–2003), brewer, politician, and banker, was born on 22 September 1931 at Garfield House, Victoria Square, Stirling, the eldest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of ...