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Beattie, David Wilson (1938–1991), venture capitalist, was born on 30 September 1938 at Tir-na-Nog, Carleton Road, Carlisle, Cumberland, the elder son and second child in the family of two sons and two daughters of Ronald Joseph Edward Beattie and his wife, Margaret Knott, ...

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Blackaby, Frank Thomas (1921–2000), economist and peace campaigner, was born on 25 October 1921 at Milton under Wychwood, Gloucestershire, the second child and only son of the Revd Edgar Percival Blackaby (1883–1977) and his wife, Muriel Ruth Hawkins (1884–1977). His parents, both Baptists, met in ...

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Blunt, Sir John, first baronet (bap. 1665, d. 1733), financier and a founder of the South Sea Company, son of Thomas Blunt, a Baptist shoemaker of Rochester, Kent, and Isabella, daughter of Thomas Blacke, yeoman, was baptized at St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, on 24 July 1665. He became free of the ...

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Brown, Sir (Ernest) Henry Phelps (1906–1994), economist, was born in the High Street, Calne, Wiltshire, on 10 February 1906, the second child of Edgar Brown, who kept an ironmonger's shop in Calne, and his wife, Ada, née Bibbing. His mother died when he was two years old, and his father married her elder sister. ...

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Sir (Ernest) Henry Phelps Brown (1906–1994) by unknown photographer [detail] © reserved / News International Syndication; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Chamberlen, Hugh, the elder (b. 1630x34, d. after 1720), physician and economist, the eldest son of Peter Chamberlen (1601–1683), and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Myddelton, was born in the parish of St Anne, Blackfriars, London, between 1630 and 1634. ...

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Jennett Humphreys

revised by Anita McConnell

Chapman, John (1801–1854), engineer and political economist, was born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 20 January 1801, the eldest of the three surviving sons of John Chapman, clockmaker of that town. He received his education first at a school kept by Mr Mowbray, and then under the ...

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Edward Clodd (1840–1930) by Emil Otto Hoppé, c. 1909 by permission of the E. O. Hoppé Trust, Curatorial Assistance, Inc., Los Angeles; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. S. P. Haynes

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Clodd, Edward (1840–1930), banker and popular anthropologist, was born at Queen Street, Margate, Kent, on 1 July 1840, the eldest child of Edward Clodd and his wife, Susan Parker. Of his six brothers and sisters four died in infancy and two did not survive childhood. His father was a ...

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Dunning, John Harry (1927–2009), scholar of international business, was born on 26 June 1927 at The Avenue, Sandy, Bedfordshire, the only son of John Murray Dunning (1888–1966), Baptist minister, and his wife, Annie Florence Adelaide, née Baker (1893–1965). His lifelong Baptist faith (he was a lay preacher) was rooted in the denomination's practical religious experience rather than in dogma. He was educated at ...

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Durant, Henry William (1902–1982), opinion pollster and market researcher, was born at 42 Drummond Road, Bermondsey, London, on 23 October 1902, the first son and second of the five children of Henry William Durant (1870–1913), general warehouseman and later a foreman in a grain mill, and his wife, ...

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Evan Frank Mottram Durbin (1906–1948) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Durbin, Evan Frank Mottram (1906–1948), economist and politician, was born at the manse, Westcroft, Bideford, Devon, on 1 March 1906, the son and last child of the Revd Frank Durbin, a Baptist minister in Devon, and his wife, Mary Louisa Mellor, the daughter of ...

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Eyles, Sir Francis, first baronet (c. 1650–1716), merchant and financier, was the son of John Eyles (d. 1662), wool-stapler and mercer of Devizes, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). He was the younger brother of Sir John Eyles. On 26 May 1669 he was apprenticed to ...

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Eyles, Sir John (d. 1703), merchant and financier, was the first son of John Eyles (d. 1662), a mercer and wool-stapler with a shop in Devizes from 1640 onwards, and his wife, Mary (d. c.1666). Eyles chose to pursue a career in ...

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Guerden, Aaron (c. 1602–1676?), physician and master of the mint, was the son of Michel Guerden (c.1560–1640), royal seneschal of Jersey, and his wife, Marie (d. 1620), daughter of Aaron Stocall, constable of St Saviour's, and the grandson of a Swiss minister who had settled in ...

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Head, Alice Maud (1886–1981), journalist and businesswoman, was born on 3 May 1886 at 138 High Street, Notting Hill, London, the younger daughter of Frank Dearden Head, a builder, and his wife, Ada Cove, a schoolteacher. After attending school in Acton she was sent to the ...

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Hinds, John (1862–1928), politician and businessman, was born at Cwnin Farm, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, on 26 July 1862. He was the eldest son of William Hinds and his wife, Mary, née Jones, had four brothers and one sister, and was brought up in a Welsh-speaking environment. His father was a freehold farmer, and the family were nonconformists who worshipped at ...

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Francis Watt

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Joplin, Thomas (c. 1790–1847), banker and author, was born about 1790 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son of Thomas Joplin (d. 1808), timber merchant of that city. Joplin had two brothers, although the younger died at an early age; he also had one sister. On his father's death the timber business, based at ...

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