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Brayne, John (c. 1541–1586), grocer and financier, was the eldest child of Thomas Brayne (d. 1562), a tailor (nominally a girdler), and his wife, Alice Barlow (d. 1566), of the parish of St Stephen, Coleman Street, London, who married on 22 January 1541. ...

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Sir Richard Glyn, first baronet (bap. 1711, d. 1773) by Johan Zoffany, 1769 private collection; photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Glyn, Sir Richard, first baronet (bap. 1711, d. 1773), drysalter and banker, was baptized on 13 June 1711 at the church of St Andrew, Holborn, London, the second son of Robert Glyn (1673–1746), an oilman and drysalter of Hatton Garden, London, and his wife, ...

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Baptist Hicks, first Viscount Campden (1551?–1629) attrib. Paul van Somer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hicks, Baptist, first Viscount Campden (1551?–1629), mercer and moneylender, was the third son of Robert Hicks (d. 1557), a rich London citizen. He was probably educated at St Paul's School, and then at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was brought up in, and inherited, his father's flourishing mercer's business at the ...

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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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Sugden, Sir Arthur (1918–2003), businessman, was born on 12 September 1918 at 73 Casson Street, Gorton, Manchester, the second child in the family of four sons and one daughter of Arthur Sugden (d. c.1938), a timekeeper at the wagon works of the ...

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Temple, William (bap. 1705, d. 1773), clothier and writer on economics, was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, where he was baptized on 3 August 1705, the son of William Temple (d. 1736), a clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was brought up a General Baptist as a member of the ...