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Cantillon, Richard (c. 1680–1734), banker and economist, was born in Ballyheigue, co. Kerry, in Ireland, the son of Richard Cantillon and his wife, Bridget. His family, of Norman origin, were dispossessed of their lands by the Williamite confiscations and he was forced to emigrate to continental ...

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Larkworthy, Falconer (1833–1928), banker and political economist, was born at Weymouth on 22 March 1833, the elder son of Dr Ambrose Larkworthy (d. 1850), a surgeon resident in Bombay, and Amelia (d. c.1842), daughter of John Cooke, merchant and shipowner, of ...

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Palgrave, Sir (Robert Harry) Inglis (1827–1919), banker and economist, was born on 11 June 1827 at 22 Parliament Street, Westminster, the third of the four sons of Sir Francis Palgrave (1788–1861), historian, and his wife, Elizabeth (1799–1852), daughter of Dawson Turner, banker, of ...

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Eric Roll, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005) by Bernard Lee Schwartz, 1978 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Roll, Eric, Baron Roll of Ipsden (1907–2005), economist, public servant, and banker, was born Erich Roll on 1 December 1907 in Nowosielitza, near Czernowitz, in the duchy of Bukowina, Austria, the younger son (there were no daughters) of Mathias Roll (1872–1954), banker, and his wife, ...

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Thornton, Henry (1760–1815), banker and political economist, was born on 10 March 1760, the youngest son of John Thornton (1720–1790), of Clapham, Surrey, merchant and philanthropist, and his wife, Lucy (1722–1785), daughter of Samuel Watson of Hull. John Thornton was one of the leading lay patrons of the early evangelical movement. ...

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Henry Thornton (1760–1815) by James Ward (after John Hoppner, c. 1802) © National Portrait Gallery, London