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Baillie, James Evan (1781?–1863), merchant, banker, and politician, was born in Bristol, probably in 1781, into a successful Scottish merchant-planter family that had settled in Bristol in the 1770s. He was baptized at St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, on 26 June 1782, the third but second surviving son of ...

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Thomas Baring (1799–1873) attrib. George Richmond, 1826 ING Bank, NV (London Branch). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Baring, Thomas (1799–1873), banker and politician, was born on 7 September 1799 at Lee, near Lewisham, Kent, the second of the four sons and five daughters of Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848), landowner, and his wife, Mary Ursula Sealy, daughter of Charles Sealy, a barrister at ...

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Bartley, Sir George Christopher Trout (1842–1910), banker and politician, was born at Rectory Place, Hackney, on 22 November 1842, the son of Robert Bartley, of the War Office and his second wife, Julia Anna, née Lucas. After early education at Blackheath, at Clapton...

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Carden, Sir Robert Walter, first baronet (1801–1888), banker and politician, was born in London on 7 October 1801, the youngest son of James Carden (1758–1829), a barrister, of Bedford Square, London, and Richmond, Surrey, and his wife, Mary (1765–1830), daughter of John Walter...

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Clayton, Sir Robert (1629–1707), banker and politician, was born on 29 September 1629 at Bulwick, Northamptonshire, one of several children of John Clayton, a joiner, and his wife, Alice Abbott. His family was descended from a long line of copy holders in the manor of ...

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Currie, Raikes (1801–1881), banker and politician, was born on 15 April 1801, the second son of Isaac Currie (1760–1843), a banker of Bush Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1834), daughter of William Raikes, a prominent East India merchant. The ...

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Curtis, Sir William, first baronet (1752–1829), banker and politician, was born on 25 January 1752, in London, the third of five sons of Joseph Curtis, manufacturer of ship's biscuit at Wapping, who died in 1771, aged fifty-six, and of his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Denison, William Joseph (1770–1849), banker and politician, was born in Prince's Street, Lothbury, London, in May 1770, the only son of Joseph Denison (c. 1726–1806), a cloth merchant and banker of St Mary Axe, London, and Denbies, near Dorking, Surrey, and his wife, ...

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Sir Robert Nicholas Fowler, first baronet (1828–1891) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fowler, Sir Robert Nicholas, first baronet (1828–1891), banker and politician, was born at Bruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 12 September 1828, the only child of Thomas Fowler (d. 1851) and his wife, Lucy Waterhouse. His father, a well-connected member of the Society of Friends...

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George Grenfell Glyn, second Baron Wolverton (1824–1887) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Glyn, George Grenfell, second Baron Wolverton (1824–1887), politician and banker, was born in London on 10 February 1824, the eldest son of George Carr Glyn. He was educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 26 May 1842. On coming of age he became a partner in the metropolitan banking firm of ...

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Gore, William George Arthur Ormsby-, fourth Baron Harlech (1885–1964), politician and banker, was born in Eaton Square, London, on 11 April 1885, the only child of George Ralph Charles Ormsby-Gore (1855–1938) who became in 1904 the third Baron Harlech, and his wife, Lady Margaret Ethel Gordon (...

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Harley, Thomas (1730–1804), politician and banker, was born at Eywood, Herefordshire, on 24 August 1730, the fourth son of five among the seven children of Edward Harley (bap. 1699, d. 1755), a politician, who in 1741 succeeded his cousin as third earl of Oxford and Mortimer...

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John Lubbock, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lubbock, John, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913), banker, politician, and scientific writer, was born on 30 April 1834 at 29 Eaton Place, London, the eldest of eleven children of Sir John William Lubbock, third baronet (1803–1865), and his wife, Harriet Hotham (d. 1873)...

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Lusk, Sir Andrew, baronet (1810–1909), banker and politician, was born on 18 September 1810 at Pinmore, in the parish of Barr, Ayrshire, the son of John Lusk, a small farmer and a strict Presbyterian, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of John Earl, of ...

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Reginald McKenna (1863–1943) by George Charles Beresford, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London