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Thomas Baring (1799–1873) attrib. George Richmond, 1826 ING Bank, NV (London Branch). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Baring, Thomas (1799–1873), banker and politician, was born on 7 September 1799 at Lee, near Lewisham, Kent, the second of the four sons and five daughters of Sir Thomas Baring (1772–1848), landowner, and his wife, Mary Ursula Sealy, daughter of Charles Sealy, a barrister at ...

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See Beckett [formerly Beckett Denison], Rupert Evelyn

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Carden, Sir Robert Walter, first baronet (1801–1888), banker and politician, was born in London on 7 October 1801, the youngest son of James Carden (1758–1829), a barrister, of Bedford Square, London, and Richmond, Surrey, and his wife, Mary (1765–1830), daughter of John Walter...

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Currie, Raikes (1801–1881), banker and politician, was born on 15 April 1801, the second son of Isaac Currie (1760–1843), a banker of Bush Hill, Enfield, Middlesex, and his wife, Mary Anne (d. 1834), daughter of William Raikes, a prominent East India merchant. The ...

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Denison, William Joseph (1770–1849), banker and politician, was born in Prince's Street, Lothbury, London, in May 1770, the only son of Joseph Denison (c. 1726–1806), a cloth merchant and banker of St Mary Axe, London, and Denbies, near Dorking, Surrey, and his wife, ...

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Sir Robert Nicholas Fowler, first baronet (1828–1891) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fowler, Sir Robert Nicholas, first baronet (1828–1891), banker and politician, was born at Bruce Grove, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 12 September 1828, the only child of Thomas Fowler (d. 1851) and his wife, Lucy Waterhouse. His father, a well-connected member of the Society of Friends...

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Glyn, George Grenfell, second Baron Wolverton (1824–1887), politician and banker, was born in London on 10 February 1824, the eldest son of George Carr Glyn. He was educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 26 May 1842. On coming of age he became a partner in the metropolitan banking firm of ...

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George Grenfell Glyn, second Baron Wolverton (1824–1887) by London Stereoscopic Co. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Harley, Thomas (1730–1804), politician and banker, was born at Eywood, Herefordshire, on 24 August 1730, the fourth son of five among the seven children of Edward Harley (bap. 1699, d. 1755), a politician, who in 1741 succeeded his cousin as third earl of Oxford and Mortimer...

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John Lubbock, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913) by Barraud, pubd 1889 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lubbock, John, first Baron Avebury (1834–1913), banker, politician, and scientific writer, was born on 30 April 1834 at 29 Eaton Place, London, the eldest of eleven children of Sir John William Lubbock, third baronet (1803–1865), and his wife, Harriet Hotham (d. 1873)...

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Praed, William Mackworth (1747–1833), banker and politician, was born on 24 June 1747 and baptized the following month at the London Foundling Hospital. He was the eldest of six children of Humphrey Mackworth Praed (1718?–1803), MP and banker, and Mary, daughter of William Forester...

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Sir William Scawen (1646/77–1722) by unknown artist, c.1722 photograph © Scott Brawn

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Scawen, Sir William (1646/7–1722), merchant and politician, was born in St Germans, Cornwall, the fifth son of Robert Scawen (1602–1670) of Horton, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Cavendish Alsop, a London merchant. His younger brother Thomas 1654–1730 [see below]...

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Smith, Abel (1788–1859), banker and politician, was born on 7 July 1788, probably in Nottinghamshire, the eldest son of Samuel Smith (1745–1834), banker and politician, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1835), daughter of Edmund Turnor, of Stoke Rochford and Panton Hall, Lincolnshire...

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Smith, Robert, first Baron Carrington (1752–1838), banker and politician, was born at Nottingham on 22 January 1752, the third but eldest surviving son of Abel Smith (1717?–1788), banker and merchant, and his wife, Mary, daughter of the silk manufacturer Thomas Bird of Barton, Warwickshire...