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Bates, Joshua (1788–1864), merchant and banker, was born on 10 October 1788 at Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, the youngest of three children and only son of Colonel Joshua Bates (d. 1804), a leading local businessman, and his wife, Tirzah, née Pratt. He was educated at public schools and by the ...

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Craven, Sir William (c. 1545–1618), merchant and local politician, the second son of William Craven and his wife, Beatrix, the daughter of John Hunter, was born about 1545 at Appletreewick, a village in the parish of Burnsall, near Skipton in the West Riding of Yorkshire...

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Smythe [Smith], Sir Thomas (c. 1558–1625), merchant, was born about 1558, the second surviving son of Thomas Smythe (1522–1591), a merchant, financier, and ‘customer’ of the port of London, and his wife, Alice (d. 1593), the daughter of Sir Andrew Judde, a skinner and mayor of ...