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Ames, Jeremiah (1706–1776), banker and merchant, was born on 20 July 1706 at Evercreech, near Shepton Mallet, Somerset, one of eight children of Levi Ames (d. 1726), grocer, and his first wife, Hannah (d. 1711), daughter of John Watts of Doulting, Somerset...

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Bates, Joshua (1788–1864), merchant and banker, was born on 10 October 1788 at Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, the youngest of three children and only son of Colonel Joshua Bates (d. 1804), a leading local businessman, and his wife, Tirzah, née Pratt. He was educated at public schools and by the ...

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Bilsland, (Alexander) Steven, Baron Bilsland (1892–1970), banker and Scottish business leader, was born on 13 September 1892, at 28 Park Circus, Glasgow, second but only surviving son of Sir William Bilsland, first baronet (1847–1921), and his wife, Agnes Ann Steven (d. 1935)...

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Bushell, Thomas (b. before 1600, d. 1674), mining entrepreneur and mint-master, was born into a minor gentry family of Cleeve Prior, near Evesham, in Worcestershire. In Aubrey's words he had a good wit and a working and contemplative head; but his education was neglected—he admits an ignorance of Latin in the first of his many pamphlets, ...

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La Touche, William George Digges (1747–1803), East India Company servant and banker, was born on 28 August 1747, the eldest son of James Digges La Touche (1707–1763), a poplin merchant, and his second wife, Matilda, daughter of William Thwaites. His paternal grandfather, David La Touche (1671–1745)...

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Lidderdale, William (1832–1902), merchant and banking official, was born on 16 July 1832 at St Petersburg, Russia, the second son of John Lidderdale (d. 1845), a Russia merchant, and his wife, Ann (1806–1844), the daughter of William Morgan, a merchant in St Petersburg...

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Pearse, John (bap. 1759, d. 1836), clothier and financier, was baptized at St Margaret's, Lothbury, London, on 19 December 1759, the eldest of the three sons of Nicholas Pearse (d. 1795), clothier, and his wife, Sarah (d. in or after 1770)...

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Rycaut, Sir Peter (1578–1653), merchant and financier, was born at Antwerp, the son of Andrew Rycaut (son of Peter Rycaut of Brabant) and his Spanish wife, Emerentia, daughter of Garcia Gonsala. He settled in London in 1600 and used his connections in ...

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Tyndall, Onesiphorus (bap. 1689, d. 1757), banker and merchant, was baptized on 28 May 1689 at Lewins Mead, Bristol, the eldest son of Onesiphorus Tyndall (1657–1748), merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Hopper (b. 1661) of Loxley, Warwickshire. His father went to Bristol...