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Arthur, Sir Daniel (1620s?–1705), banker, was born in co. Clare or in co. Limerick, Ireland, the son of Daniel Arthur, a Catholic merchant, and his wife, Joan (née Arthur), presumably a kinswoman. The younger Daniel Arthur was a successful merchant, with property in ...

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Blount, Sir Edward Charles (1809–1905), banker and railway promoter, was born on 16 March 1809 at Bellamour, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, the second son of Edward Blount (1769–1843), banker and politician, and his wife, Frances (d. 1859), daughter of Francis Wright of Fitzwalters, Essex...

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Byrne [née Lawrence], Nona Georgette (1922–2012), building society founder, was born on 10 September 1922 at The Cottage, Greenford, Middlesex, the youngest child in the family of five daughters and one son of Alexander Graham Lawrence, third Baron Lawrence (1878–1947), and his first wife, ...

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Currie, Bertram Wodehouse (1827–1896), banker, was born on 25 November 1827, at Harley Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of Raikes Currie (1801–1881), banker and MP for Northampton (1835–57), and his wife, the Hon. Laura Sophia (d. 1869), daughter of the second Baron Wodehouse...

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Hillier, Edward Guy (1857–1924), banker, was born on 11 March 1857 in Cambridge, the posthumous son of Charles Batten Hillier (d. 1856), British consul in Bangkok and sometime chief magistrate of Hong Kong, and his wife, Eliza Mary, the daughter of the ...

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Taylor, George Francis (1903–1979), intelligence officer and banker, was born on 13 January 1903 in Windsor, Melbourne, Australia, the son of George Arthur Taylor, a merchant, and his wife, Annie Mary Ryan, both of whom hailed from Melbourne. Taylor attended Xavier College, Melbourne...

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Thomas [formerly Kirwan], Dorothy (c. 1763–1846), free woman of colour, slave owner, and entrepreneur, was born a slave in Montserrat about the year 1763. In early records she is Dorothy Kirwan, taking the name of her owner in Montserrat, Andrew Kirwan, a prominent planter from a large family of slave owners. The will of ...

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Ward, William (1787–1849), cricketer and banker, was born at Highbury Place, Highbury, Middlesex, in July 1787, the second son of George Ward (d. 1829), of Northwood Park, Cowes, a London merchant and large-scale landowner in the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, and his wife, ...