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Cohen, Sir Robert Waley (1877–1952), oil industrialist, was born in London on 8 September 1877, the second son of Nathaniel Louis Cohen, a leading figure in the City, and his wife, Julia Matilda Cohen (1853–1917), daughter of Jacob Waley (1818–1873). A sister of ...
See Joel, Solomon Barnato
Joel, Solomon Barnato (1865–1931), financier, was born on 21 December 1865, at 8 Sandys Row, Spitalfields, in the East End of London, the youngest of three sons of Joel Joel (d. 1893), cigar manufacturer and publican, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of ...
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Samuel, Marcus, first Viscount Bearsted (1853–1927), petroleum entrepreneur, was born in Whitechapel, east London, on 5 November 1853, the second son of Marcus Samuel, a merchant, and his wife, Abigail, daughter of Abraham Moss, both of London Jewish families. He was educated privately, and began his commercial career as the owner of a small business in ...