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Forster, Sir Richard [alias Mr Johnson], first baronet (1585?–1661), courtier and financier, was probably born in Earswick, Yorkshire, the only son of William Forster of Earswick (d. in or before 1618) and his second wife, Isabel Langley (d. 1585)...

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See Fraser, Simon Christopher Joseph, fifteenth Lord Lovat and fourth Baron Lovat

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Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His first wife, Isabella, was the daughter of John Southcote...

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Herrick [Heyricke], Sir William (bap. 1562, d. 1653), moneylender and royal official, was baptized on 9 December 1562 at St Martin's, Leicester, the fifth and youngest son of John Herrick or Heyricke (1513–1589) of Leicester and Mary, daughter of John Bond. He was born into a successful business family in ...

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King, Gregory (1648–1712), herald and political economist, was born at Lichfield, Staffordshire, on 15 December 1648, the eldest son of Gregory King (fl. 1648–1668), who was originally from Leicester, and his first wife, Elizabeth Andrews (d. 1668) of Sandwich in Kent...

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Salomons, Leopold (1841–1915), financier and landowner, was born at 22 Claremont Terrace, Pentonville, London, on 14 May 1841, the younger son of Abraham Solomons (c.1794–1877) and his wife, Betty, née Simon-Hirsch, otherwise Simpson (c.1808–1860). His mother was an immigrant from ...

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Shelton, Jerome (c. 1500–1555x60), property speculator and royal official, was a younger son of Nicholas Shelton (d. 1515), resident in the parish of St Thomas of Acon, London, freeman and master of the Mercers' Company, and sheriff and alderman of London, and his second wife, ...

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See Sinclair, Archibald Henry Macdonald, first Viscount Thurso

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Smith, George Murray (1859–1919), businessman and landowner, was born on 4 February 1859 at 3 Finsbury Circus, London, the son of George Murray Smith (1824–1901), publisher and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography, and his wife, Elizabeth Blakeway (1825–1914). Educated at Harrow School...

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Henry Frederick Thynne, sixth marquess of Bath (1905–1992) by Eve Arnold, 1961 © Eve Arnold / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thynne, Henry Frederick, sixth marquess of Bath (1905–1992), landowner and businessman, was born in the great Elizabethan house of Longleat, Wiltshire, on 26 January 1905, the second son and youngest of five children of Thomas Henry Thynne, fifth marquess of Bath (1862–1946), and his wife, ...