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Pessagno, Sir Antonio (b. c. 1280, d. in or after 1334), financier and administrator, was a native of Genoa, where he was born probably about 1280. His historical importance lies in his position as the chief financier of Edward II between 1312 and 1319. His massive loans and furnishing of commodities for the royal household and of supplies for the war against ...

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Stratton, Adam of (d. 1292x4), administrator and moneylender, was the son of Thomas de Argoges (or Arwillis) of Stratton St Margaret, Wiltshire. Of his early life, nothing is known. The first firm evidence of Adam occurs in 1256, by when he was already a royal clerk attached to the ...

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York, Aaron of (d. 1268), financier and administrator, was the son of Josce of Lincoln. Although born in Lincoln, probably before 1190, Aaron seems to have been living in York in 1210, when he was assessed for the so-called Bristol tallage. He must, therefore, have been among the early immigrants who re-established a Jewish community at ...