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Massie, Joseph (d. 1784), writer on trade and economics, was of unknown origins. Likewise it is not known if he married or had children. Several of his early writings exhibit an in-depth familiarity and interested concern with the West Indian sugar trade which suggests that he was a merchant or factor in this branch of business for some years. In the 1750s he began to establish a reputation as a writer, statistician, and economic theorist. During the Seven Years' War and its aftermath he was particularly active as a pamphleteer in support of, and probably in the pay of, ...

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McIntosh, Andrew Robert, Baron McIntosh of Haringey (1933–2010), market researcher and politician, was born on 30 April 1933 in the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, the elder of two children of Albert William McIntosh (1904–1994), then a clerk for a business consultant, and his wife, ...

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Christabel Osborne

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Mortimer, Thomas (1730–1810), writer on trade and finance, was born on 9 December 1730 in Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the only son of Thomas Mortimer (1706–1741), principal secretary to Sir Joseph Jekyll, master of the rolls, and grandson of John Mortimer (1656?–1736)...

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Murray, Robert (bap. 1633, d. 1725?), financier and writer on trade, was born in the Strand, London, and baptized on 12 December 1633, the son of Robert Murray, a Scot, a citizen and tailor of London, and his English wife. Entered as an apprentice in the books of the ...

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C. A. Harris

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Rawle, Francis (c. 1660–1727), writer on trade and finance, was probably born in Plymouth, the son of Francis Rawle and his wife, Jane. He was descended from an old Cornish family of some wealth and standing, once settled near St Juliot on the north Cornish coast and later in the ...

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Whiston, James (bap. 1641?, d. 1706), broker and writer on trade, was probably baptized on 14 June 1641 at St Swithin London Stone, London, the son of James and Ann Whiston. From 1680 probably until his death Whiston produced a weekly commodity price current in ...