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Alexander, George William (1802–1890), banker and philanthropist, was born on 25 April 1802 in Bunhill Row, London, the first of nine children, eight of whom survived to maturity, of William Alexander (1769–1819), bill broker, and his wife, Ann Alexander, née Barber (1774/5–1861), of ...

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Barrington, John (1764–1824), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 9 October 1764 in Dublin, the first of three children of John Barrington (1723–1784) and his second wife, Mary Anne (fl. 1763–1789), daughter of William Plummer of Enniscorthy, co. Wexford. He was brought up in the Quaker faith to which the ...

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Gurney, Samuel (1786–1856), banker and philanthropist, was born at Earlham Hall, near Norwich, on 18 October 1786, the second son of John Gurney (1749–1809), Quaker banker, of Norwich, and his wife, Catherine (1754–1792), daughter of John Bell, merchant, of London. He was the brother of ...

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Gurney, Samuel (1816–1882), philanthropist and banker, was born on 3 February 1816, at Upton, Essex, the second of three sons of Samuel Gurney (1786–1856), Quaker philanthropist and discount banker, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Sheppard (d. 1855). He had six sisters.

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Lloyd, Charles (1748–1828), banker and philanthropist, was born in Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, on 22 August 1748, the second son of Sampson Lloyd (1727–1807) of Birmingham, iron manufacturer and banker and a member of the Society of Friends, and his second wife, Rachel (1712–1756)...

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Reckitt, Sir James, first baronet (1833–1924), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 14 November 1833 in Nottingham, the sixth of seven children of Isaac Reckitt (1792–1862), miller and corn factor, and his wife, Anne (d. 1874), daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Coleby...

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Seebohm, Frederic, Baron Seebohm (1909–1990), banker and philanthropist, was born on 18 January 1909 at Poynder's End, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, the second in the family of three sons and one daughter of Hugh Exton Seebohm, banker, of Poynder's End, and his wife, Leslie, daughter of ...

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Wakefield, Edward (1774–1854), philanthropist, land agent, and writer on political economy, was born in Tottenham, Middlesex. He was the elder son of Edward Wakefield (1750–1826), merchant, and the writer Priscilla Wakefield (1750–1832), daughter of Daniel Bell. Daniel Wakefield was his younger brother. Edward...