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Bevan, John Henry (1894–1978), intelligence officer and stockbroker, was born on 5 April 1894, at 4 Lower Berkeley Street, London, the younger son of David Augustus Bevan (1856–1937), stockbroker, and his wife, the Hon. Dame Maude Elizabeth Bevan (1856–1944). Educated at Eton College...

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Philip Cazenove (1798–1880) by unknown engraver, 1851 Cazenove & Co.; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cazenove, Philip (1798–1880), stockbroker, was born on 23 November 1798 at Walthamstow, Essex, the fourth son of James Cazenove (1744–1827), merchant, and his wife, Marie-Anne Sophie Houssemayne Du Boulay. Of Huguenot descent James Cazenove was born in Geneva and emigrated to England where he established his own business. He became a naturalized Englishman in 1778 and three years later married ...

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Durlacher, Sir Esmond Otho (1901–1982), stockjobber, was born on 8 October 1901 at Thorpe Satchville, Leicester, the second of three children of Frederick Henry Durlacher (1859–1936), stockjobber, and his wife, Violet, daughter of Sir Reginald Hanson of Thorpe Satchville. The family was of German-Jewish origin, settling in ...

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Henderson, Alexander, first Baron Faringdon (1850–1934), stockbroker and financier, was born at 25 Upper Winchester Street, Islington, London on 28 September 1850, the second son of the six sons and three daughters of George Henderson, printer, proof corrector, and Greek and Hebrew scholar, of ...

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Micklem, Charles (1882–1955), stockbroker, was born on 17 January 1882 at The Lodge, Herne Hill, London, the fifth of eight sons of Leonard Micklem and his wife, Dora Emily, née Weguelin. Leonard Micklem appears to have been a country gentleman of leisure until the 1880s, when (probably because of the demands of his large family) he went into the ...

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Seccombe, Lawrence Henry (1877–1954), banker and bill broker, was born on 1 June 1877 at Terrington Lodge, Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, the second son of Dr John Thomas Seccombe (1834–1895), a country doctor, and his second wife, Ellen (1848–1943), daughter of Henry Bates...

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Sir George White, first baronet (1854–1916) by unknown photographer Royal Aeronautical Society Library

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White, Sir George, first baronet (1854–1916), businessman and stockbroker, was born on 28 March 1854 at Kingsdown, Bristol, the second son of Henry White, a painter and decorator, and his wife, Eliza, née Tippetts, a domestic servant before her marriage. After attending St Michael's Boys' School...