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Abbott, Peter Harriss (1774/5–1850), accountant and official assignee, was born on the island of St Christopher in the West Indies, the son of Peter Abbott and Jane Dijett. Abbott's early career remains obscure, but it is known that by 1812 he was in business as a merchant working from ...

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Bain, Neville Clifford (1940–2012), accountant and businessman, was born on 14 July 1940 in Dunedin, New Zealand, one of four sons of Charles Alexander Bain (1912–1990), railway worker, and his wife, Gertrude Mae, née Howe (1909–1986). He was educated at the King's High School...

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Banner, Sir John Sutherland Harmood-, first baronet (1847–1927), accountant and steel maker, was born at Dingle Mount, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 8 September 1847, the second son of Harmood Walcot Banner (1814–1878), an accountant, and his wife, Margaret, née Sutherland. The family were prosperous members of the ...

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Benson, Henry Alexander, Baron Benson (1909–1995), accountant, was born in Johannesburg on 2 August 1909, the son of Alexander Stanley Benson, solicitor, and his wife, Florence Mary, née Cooper. He was educated at St John's College preparatory school in Johannesburg before being moved (...

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Bland, John (1702–1749), writing master and accountant, was born in Crutched Friars, London, on 17 August 1702, the son of a clerk in the custom house. He spent four years at Westminster School, where, according to William Massey, 'he principally formed his hand' (...

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Bolton, Sir John Brown (1902–1980), politician in the Isle of Man and accountant, was born on 20 January 1902 in Methwold, Norfolk, the eldest of four sons of the Revd Richard Bolton (1867–1951), Primitive Methodist minister, and his wife, Charlotte, née Brown (1865–1962)...

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Bond, Sir Kenneth Raymond Boyden (1920–2006), accountant and industrialist, was born on 1 February 1920 at 38 Harborough Road, Streatham, London, the son of James Edwin Bond, a Post Office sorter who had served as a sergeant-major in the Royal Engineers during the First World War, and his wife, ...

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Chadwick, David (1821–1895), accountant and company promoter, was born on 23 December 1821 at Macclesfield, Cheshire, the youngest of the nine children of John Chadwick, accountant, and his wife, Rebecca. His schooling was only brief and was terminated at an early age by employment in a warehouse. By attending evening classes, however, ...

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Champion, Joseph (b. 1709, d. in or before 1768), writing-master and accountant, was born in Chatham, Kent, the son of a wealthy Kent family who had been freeholders until they lost their property during the stock market crisis of 1720. Little is known of his early life except that he attended both ...

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Cooper family (per. 1854–1994), accountants, came to prominence as the result of the achievements of four of the sons of Emanuel Cooper (1794/5–1851), who was one of the founders of the London and County Bank, its deputy chairman from 1841, and a well-known advocate of the abolition of slavery. He was also a staunch Quaker, but was dismissed by the bank in 1848 having advanced himself some ...

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Cork, Sir Kenneth Russell (1913–1991), accountant, was born on 21 August 1913 in Finchley, Middlesex, the youngest of the three sons of William Henry Cork (1885–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Maud Alice, née Nunn. After leaving Berkhamsted School in 1930, he joined his father's ...

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William Welch Deloitte (1818–1898) by unknown engraver Photographed with the permission of Mr Ian McIsaac and Deloitte and Touche

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Deloitte, William Welch (1818–1898), accountant, was born in London. Although his family background is not well documented, it is known that his father was a secretary to a well-known firm of provision merchants and his mother was the daughter of a West Indies...

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Diamond, John [Jack], Baron Diamond (1907–2004), accountant and politician, was born on 30 April 1907 at 26 Savile Drive, Leeds, the son of Solomon Diamond (d. 1939), rabbi, and his wife, Henrietta, née Beckermann. He was originally named Joseph but adopted the name ...

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Dickinson, Sir Arthur Lowes (1859–1935), accountant, was born on 8 August 1859 at Langham Chambers, Marylebone, London, the elder son of Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819–1908), a portrait painter, and his wife, Margaret Ellen, née Williams (d. 1882). Arthur's younger brother was the historian and fellow of ...

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Dicksee, Lawrence Robert (1864–1932), accountant and writer on accounting, was born on 1 May 1864 at 27 Howland Street, London, the youngest of five children of John Robert Dicksee (1817–1905), artist, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Barnard. He grew up in a family with strong artistic associations, and was the cousin of the painter ...