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Baring, (George) Rowland Stanley, third earl of Cromer (1918–1991), banker and diplomatist, was born on 28 July 1918, the only son and youngest of three children of Rowland Thomas Baring, second earl of Cromer (1877–1953), courtier, and his wife, Lady Ruby Florence Mary (1886–1961)...

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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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Stavridi, Sir John John (1867–1948), banker and diplomatist, was born at Brentwood, Northumberland Street, Broughton, Salford, on 27 April 1867, the son of John Constantine Stavridi, a Greek merchant based in Manchester, who became a naturalized British citizen, and his wife, Calliroy, née...

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