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Alexander Baring, first Baron Ashburton (1773–1848) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1810 ING Bank, NV, London Branch

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Baring, Alexander, first Baron Ashburton (1773–1848), merchant and banker, was born on 27 October 1773 (the frequently cited date of 1784 is incorrect) in Mincing Lane, London, the second child of the six sons and six daughters of Sir Francis Baring (1740–1810), merchant and banker, and his wife, ...

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Carr, Ralph (1711–1806), merchant and banker, was born on 22 September 1711, the eldest son of John Carr (1667–1739), of Whickham and Newcastle upon Tyne, and his wife, Sarah (1679–1733), daughter of William Wynne of Newcastle. Carr was apprenticed to a Newcastle merchant at the age of seventeen, serving out the last year of his time with one of his master's correspondents in ...

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Collet, Sir Mark Wilks, first baronet (1816–1905), merchant and banker, was born at Highbury Grove, Highbury, Middlesex, the second of three sons of James Collet, a native of the Isle of Man, and his wife, Wendelina Elizabeth van Brienen, of Dutch origin. His father died when ...

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Guinness, Arthur (1768–1855), brewer and banker, was born on 12 March 1768 in Dublin, the second son of the surviving six sons and four daughters of the twenty-one children born to Arthur Guinness (1725–1803), brewer, and his wife, Olivia (d...

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Holland [Holand], John (1658–1721), merchant and banker, was born in the Bridewell precinct of the City of London, the elder son of Captain Philip Holland, a professional sailor whose family originated from Colchester, Essex, and who was captain, in the Cromwellian navy, of the ...

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Thomas Leyland (1752?–1827) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Leyland, Thomas (1752?–1827), merchant and banker, is thought to have been born in 1752, one of the two known children (he had a sister) of Richard Leyland of Knowsley, Lancashire. Nothing is known about his early life. By 1768, however, he was employed by ...

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Moss, John (1782–1858), banker, railway promoter, and slaveowner, was born in Liverpool on 18 February 1782, the first son of Thomas Moss (1748–1805), a prosperous timber and general merchant and shipowner, and his wife, Betty, née Griffies (1754/5–1838). The family's wealth was partly attributable to the transatlantic trade in, and ownership of, enslaved people; ...

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Murphy, Sir Leslie Frederick (1915–2007), banker and industrialist, was born at 27 Dudley Road, Norwood, London, on 17 November 1915, the son of Frederick Charles Murphy, a labourer at a margarine factory, and his wife, Lillian Annie, née Bradshaw. After education at Southall county school...

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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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Smith, Abel (1717?–1788), banker and merchant, was baptized on 14 March 1717, the third son of Abel Smith (d. 1757) and his wife, Jane, daughter of George Beaumont of Chapelthorpe, Yorkshire. His grandfather Thomas Smith had added to a local mercer's business in ...

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Tappenden, James (bap. 1742, d. 1841), lawyer, banker, and ironmaster, was baptized on 13 October 1742 at St Mary's Church, Faversham, Kent, the only surviving child of James Tappenden (1707–1745), hoyman and mayor of Faversham (1743), and his wife, Mary Jones, daughter of ...