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Sir Thomas Andrewes (d. 1659) by unknown artist private collection

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Andrewes, Sir Thomas (d. 1659), financier and regicide, was the son of Robert Andrewes of Feltham, Middlesex, a Plymouth adventurer and subscriber to the Massachusetts Bay Company, and his wife, Margaret. He was a member of the Leathersellers' Company (and its master in 1638–9), and from 1631 ran a wholesale linen drapery business at the ...

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Bailey, Sir Abraham [Abe], first baronet (1864–1940), financier and politician in South Africa, was born at Cradock, Cape Colony, on 6 November 1864, the only son of Thomas Bailey (d. 1905) of Keighley, Yorkshire, a shopkeeper of Queenstown, which he represented in the ...

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Chamberlain, Sir Thomas (c. 1504–1580), diplomat and financial agent, was the son of William Chamberlain, a London merchant who is probably to be identified with the man of that name who died in 1549 as a parishioner of St Sepulchre without Newgate, and his wife, ...

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Fowler, William (1828–1905), financier and politician, born at Melksham, Wiltshire, on 28 July 1828, was the fourth son of John Fowler (1792–1861) and his wife, Rebecca Hull (1799–1842), daughter of William and Jenny Hull of Uxbridge. His family were zealous members of the ...

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Fox, Sir Stephen (1627–1716), financier and government official, was born in Farley, Wiltshire, the seventh of ten children of William Fox (d. 1652) and his wife, Margaret Pavey. His parents were of modest wealth and seem to have lived on the lower margins of gentility. ...

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George Joachim Goschen, first Viscount Goschen (1831–1907) by John Jabez Edwin Mayall © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Goschen, George Joachim, first Viscount Goschen (1831–1907), politician and financier, was born on 10 August 1831 at his father's house in the parish of Stoke Newington, near London, the eldest son and second child in the family of five sons and five daughters of ...

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Goulding, Edward Alfred, Baron Wargrave (1862–1936), politician and financier, was born in Cork on 5 November 1862, the second son in the family of three sons and four daughters of William Goulding (1817–1884), businessman and MP, and his second wife, Maria Heath (...

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Ingram, Sir Arthur (b. before 1571, d. 1642), financier and politician, was probably born in Fenchurch Street, London, the son of Hugh Ingram, a tallow chandler, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Richard Goldthorpe, a haberdasher of York. After beginning his career as a factor in ...

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Monson, Sir John, second baronet (1599–1683), politician and financier of fen drainage, was born in St Sepulchre, London, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Monson, first baronet (1563/4–1641), of South Carlton in Lincolnshire, and his wife, Margaret (1569–1630), daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson...

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Moore, Arthur (d. 1730), financier and politician, was probably born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland. If his critics are to be believed, he was a son of the gaoler there (Political Merriment, or, Truths Told to some Tune, 1714, 14), and may have been born in the public house at the prison gate. No more is known of his family than that he had a brother (later ...

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Robert Morris (1735–1806) by Charles Willson Peale, c. 1782 New Orleans Museum of Art: Museum Purchase, the General Acquisition Fund

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Morris, Robert (1735–1806), financier and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 20 January 1735 in Liverpool to Robert Morris (1711–1750) and Elizabeth Murphet. Nothing further is known of his mother, and Morris was probably raised by his grandmother. Before 1740 his father left nail-making in ...

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Philipps, John Wynford, first Viscount St Davids (1860–1938), financier and politician, was born at the vicarage in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 30 May 1860, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Sir James Erasmus Philipps, twelfth baronet (1824–1912), vicar of Warminster, and his wife, the ...

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Smith, John Abel (1802–1871), financier and politician, was born at Dale Park, Sussex, on 2 June 1802, the elder son of John Smith (1767–1842) MP, of London and Dale Park, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Tucker. He was educated at ...

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Edgar Vincent, Viscount D'Abernon (1857–1941) by John Singer Sargent, 1906 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Vincent, Edgar, Viscount D'Abernon (1857–1941), financier and diplomatist, was born on 19 August 1857, at Slinfold, Sussex, youngest child of Frederick Vincent (1798–1883), rector of Slinfold, 1844–68, who succeeded as eleventh baronet in 1880, and his second wife, Maria Copley (d. 1899)...

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Wilson, Sir Charles Rivers (1831–1916), civil servant and financier, was born in Montagu Square, London, on 19 February 1831, the eldest son of Melvil Wilson (fl. c.1800–c.1860), merchant, and of his wife, Louise, daughter of Major-General Sir Benjamin Charles Stephenson GCH (1766–1839)...