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Farquhar [formerly Townsend-Farquhar], Horace Brand, Earl Farquhar (1844–1923), financier and politician, was born at Goldings, near Hertford, on 19 May 1844, the fifth of six sons of Sir Minto Townsend-Farquhar, second baronet (1809–1865), MP for Hertford, and his wife, Erica Mackay, daughter of the ...

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Fowler, William (1828–1905), financier and politician, born at Melksham, Wiltshire, on 28 July 1828, was the fourth son of John Fowler (1792–1861) and his wife, Rebecca Hull (1799–1842), daughter of William and Jenny Hull of Uxbridge. His family were zealous members of the ...

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Furnese, Sir Henry, first baronet (1658–1712), politician and financier, was born at Sandwich, Kent, on 30 May 1658, the eldest son of Henry Furnese (d. 1672) of Sandwich and his wife, Anne (d. 1696), the daughter of Andrew Gosfright of Sandwich...

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Sir James Michael Goldsmith (1933–1997) by Jane Bown © Jane Bown

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Goldsmith, Sir James Michael (1933–1997), financier and politician, was born in Paris on 26 February 1933, the younger son of Francis Benedict Hyam (Frank) Goldsmith, formerly Goldschmidt (1878–1967), hotelier and politician, and his wife, Marcelle, née Mouiller (1903–1985). His elder brother, Edward René David Goldsmith (1928–2009)...

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George Joachim Goschen, first Viscount Goschen (1831–1907) by John Jabez Edwin Mayall © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Goschen, George Joachim, first Viscount Goschen (1831–1907), politician and financier, was born on 10 August 1831 at his father's house in the parish of Stoke Newington, near London, the eldest son and second child in the family of five sons and five daughters of ...

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Goulding, Edward Alfred, Baron Wargrave (1862–1936), politician and financier, was born in Cork on 5 November 1862, the second son in the family of three sons and four daughters of William Goulding (1817–1884), businessman and MP, and his second wife, Maria Heath (...

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Ingram, Sir Arthur (b. before 1571, d. 1642), financier and politician, was probably born in Fenchurch Street, London, the son of Hugh Ingram, a tallow chandler, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Richard Goldthorpe, a haberdasher of York. After beginning his career as a factor in ...

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Monson, Sir John, second baronet (1599–1683), politician and financier of fen drainage, was born in St Sepulchre, London, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Monson, first baronet (1563/4–1641), of South Carlton in Lincolnshire, and his wife, Margaret (1569–1630), daughter of Sir Edmund Anderson...

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Moore, Arthur (d. 1730), financier and politician, was probably born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland. If his critics are to be believed, he was a son of the gaoler there (Political Merriment, or, Truths Told to some Tune, 1714, 14), and may have been born in the public house at the prison gate. No more is known of his family than that he had a brother (later ...

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Philipps, John Wynford, first Viscount St Davids (1860–1938), financier and politician, was born at the vicarage in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 30 May 1860, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Sir James Erasmus Philipps, twelfth baronet (1824–1912), vicar of Warminster, and his wife, the ...

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Rich, Sir Nathaniel (c. 1585–1636), colonial investor and politician, was probably born at Leighs in Essex, a son of Richard Rich (d. 1598), landowner, and Jane Machell or Mitchell, daughter of John Machell or Mitchell, clothier and sometime sheriff of London. His father was one of the illegitimate children of the ...

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Sir Nathaniel Rich (c. 1585–1636) by unknown artist private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rose, Sir John, first baronet (1820–1888), politician and financier, was born on 2 August 1820 at Turriff, Aberdeenshire, the son of William Rose and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of James Fyfe. He was educated at Udny Academy and other local schools, and then at ...

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Smith, John Abel (1802–1871), financier and politician, was born at Dale Park, Sussex, on 2 June 1802, the elder son of John Smith (1767–1842) MP, of London and Dale Park, and his wife, Mary, the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Tucker. He was educated at ...