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Baily, Francis (1774–1844), stockbroker and astronomer, was born at Newbury, Berkshire, on 28 April 1774, the third son of Richard Baily (1744–1814), a banker, and his wife, Sarah Head (1745–1823). At the age of fourteen, following his education at the old grammar school in ...

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Francis Baily (1774–1844) by Thomas Goff Lupton (after Thomas Phillips, 1837) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Banbury, Frederick George, first Baron Banbury of Southam (1850–1936), politician and stockbroker, was born in London on 2 December 1850, the eldest son of Frederick Banbury of Shirley House, Surrey, and his wife, Cecilia Laura, daughter of William Cox of Woodford Hall, Essex...

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Bevan, John Henry (1894–1978), intelligence officer and stockbroker, was born on 5 April 1894, at 4 Lower Berkeley Street, London, the younger son of David Augustus Bevan (1856–1937), stockbroker, and his wife, the Hon. Dame Maude Elizabeth Bevan (1856–1944). Educated at Eton College...

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Boyd, Benjamin (1801–1851), stockbroker and entrepreneur, was born on 21 August 1801, in the parish of St Peter Le Pauvre, London, second son of Edward Boyd (1770?–1844), merchant, and his wife, Janet, daughter of Benjamin Yule, of Wheatfield, Midlothian. By 1808 the family had moved from ...

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Braithwaite, Sir John Bevan (1884–1973), stockbroker, was born on 22 November 1884 at Islington, London, the younger son of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite (1855–1934), a stockbroker, and his wife, Anna Sophia Gillett. Both parents belonged to long-established and well-connected Quaker families. John was educated at ...

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Braithwaite, Joseph Bevan (1855–1934), stockbroker, was born on 5 October 1855 at 65 Mornington Road, Regent's Park, London, one of the three sons and six daughters of Joseph Bevan Braithwaite (1818–1905), barrister, and his wife, Martha Gillett (1823–1895), daughter of a Banbury banker. Both the ...

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Bunting, John (1839–1923), sharebroker and cotton spinner, was born on 28 December 1839 at Carrington Field, Stockport, the son of John Bunting (1806–1853), a brick maker, and his wife, Kerenhappuch, née Hill. He grew up in the new railway town of Crewe, attended a private school in the village of ...

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Capel, James (1789–1872), stockbroker and philanthropist, was born on 22 January 1789 at Kempsey, Worcestershire, the second child and eldest son of Henry Capel of Kempsey and his wife, Elizabeth Goile, of Fowicke, Worcestershire. James Capel married Marion Mary Cundy, who was probably the cousin of his father (she was the granddaughter of ...

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Cawston, George (1851–1918), stockbroker and financier, was born on 13 February 1851 at Barrington Road, Brixton, Surrey, the second son of Samuel William Cawston, gentleman, and Elizabeth Rosa Cawston, née Davis.

On 18 February 1873 Cawston married Mary Ellen, the twenty-year-old daughter of ...

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Philip Cazenove (1798–1880) by unknown engraver, 1851 Cazenove & Co.; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cazenove, Philip (1798–1880), stockbroker, was born on 23 November 1798 at Walthamstow, Essex, the fourth son of James Cazenove (1744–1827), merchant, and his wife, Marie-Anne Sophie Houssemayne Du Boulay. Of Huguenot descent James Cazenove was born in Geneva and emigrated to England where he established his own business. He became a naturalized Englishman in 1778 and three years later married ...

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Durlacher, Sir Esmond Otho (1901–1982), stockjobber, was born on 8 October 1901 at Thorpe Satchville, Leicester, the second of three children of Frederick Henry Durlacher (1859–1936), stockjobber, and his wife, Violet, daughter of Sir Reginald Hanson of Thorpe Satchville. The family was of German-Jewish origin, settling in ...

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Falk, Oswald Toynbee (1879–1972), stockbroker and economist, was born on 25 May 1879 at 23 Greenhays Road, Toxteth Park, West Derby, Liverpool, the son of Hermann John Falk, then a law student, and his wife, Rachel Russell Everard Toynbee. Falk's grandfather Herman Eugene Falk (1820–1898)...

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Gifford, (Thomas Johnstone) Carlyle (1881–1975), lawyer and investment trust manager, was born at Ingleston, Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 14 January 1881, the son of Patrick Gifford, a farmer, and his wife, Barbara Sloan Grierson. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and Edinburgh University...

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Goldsmid, Sir Henry Joseph [Harry] D'Avigdor-, second baronet (1909–1976), politician and bullion broker, was born at Somerhill, near Tonbridge, Kent, on 10 June 1909, the elder son (a daughter died in infancy) of Sir Osmond Elim D'Avigdor-Goldsmid, first baronet (1877–1940) (created 1934), and his wife, ...

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Gordon, Henry [Harry] Panmure (1837–1902), stockbroker, was born on 22 October 1837 at Killiechassie, Perthshire, the son of Henry George Gordon, a director of the Union Bank of London. Baptized Panmure-Gordon, he dropped the hyphen from his name later in life, and was universally known as ...

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Gould, Sir Francis Carruthers (1844–1925), cartoonist and stockbroker, was born at Barnstaple, Devon, on 2 December 1844, the second son of Richard Davie Gould (1816/17–1900), architect, and his wife, Judith Carruthers, daughter of William Ford. Educated first at Mr Sharland's school and then at ...

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Sir Francis Carruthers Gould (1844–1925) by Olive Edis, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henderson, Alexander, first Baron Faringdon (1850–1934), stockbroker and financier, was born at 25 Upper Winchester Street, Islington, London on 28 September 1850, the second son of the six sons and three daughters of George Henderson, printer, proof corrector, and Greek and Hebrew scholar, of ...