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Alexander, Stanley Walter (1895–1980), financial journalist and editor, was born on 16 November 1895 at 35 Harcourt Road, Deptford, London, the son of Walter Henry Alexander, board of works clerk, and his wife, Alice Maude Mary Kemp. He left the Roan School, Greenwich...

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Alsager, Thomas Massa (1779–1846), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 27 September 1779, probably at Southwark, Surrey, the fifth of the nine or ten children of Thomas Alsager (1738?–1790), a setter in the cloth trade, and his wife, Mary, née Crosby (...

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Attwood, Thomas (1783–1856), politician and currency theorist, was born on 6 October 1783 at Hawne House, near Halesowen, Shropshire, the third son and fifth child of Matthias Attwood (1746–1836), banker, and his wife, Ann Adams (1752–1835), the daughter of Thomas Adams of Cakemore...

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Beeke, Henry (1751–1837), writer on taxation and finance, was born at Kingsteignton, Devon, on 6 January 1751, the son of Christopher Beeke, a Church of England clergyman. He was elected a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on May 1769 and was awarded the degrees of BA (1773), MA (1776), BD (1785), and DD (1800). At ...

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G. C. Boase

revised by Robert Brown

Boase, Henry (1763–1827), banker and writer on finance, was born at Madron, Cornwall, on 3 June 1763, the fourth son of Arthur Boase (d. 1780) and Jane, daughter of Henry Lugg. He was educated privately in classical languages and French, and in 1779 became a clerk in the office of a relative, ...

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Burgess, Henry (1781–1863), financial journalist and businessman, was born on 7 July 1781 at Grooby Lodge, Railby, Leicestershire, the seventh of the eleven children of Joseph Burgess (1735–1807), farmer and grazier, and Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Airey of Strickland, Kirby Kendal, Westmorland...

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Francis Watt

revised by John Brunton

Cleeve, Bourchier (1715–1760), pewterer and writer on finance, was the tenth son of Alexander Cleeve (d. 1738), pewterer, of Cornhill, and his second wife, Anne, daughter of John Bourchier. He married Mary Haydon about 1740; she died on 28 December 1760.

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Cruttwell, Richard (1776–1846), financial writer and Church of England clergyman, was educated at Exeter College, Oxford, and took the degree of BCL on 13 June 1803. He was at one period chaplain of HMS Trident, and secretary to Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander J. Ball...

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Eliot, Francis Perceval (1755–1818), writer on finance and army officer, was born in September 1755 at Kew Green, Surrey, the second son and third child of Granville Elliott or Eliot, Count Eliot in the nobility of the Palatinate (1713–1759), army officer, and his second wife, ...

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Alsager Vian

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

Evans, David Morier (1818–1874), financial journalist, was born in Walbrook, in the city of London, on 27 December 1818, the son of Joshua Lloyd Evans, stationer, of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire, and his wife, Harriott. His occupation was given as shorthand writer at the time of his marriage, at ...

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L. C. Sanders

revised by K. D. Reynolds

Fullarton, John (1780?–1849), traveller and writer on currency, was the only child of Gavin Fullarton (d. 1795), a Greenock surgeon, and his wife, Anne (1744–1796), youngest daughter of Alexander Dunlop, professor of Greek in the University of Glasgow. He went to ...

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Law, Thomas (1756–1834), financial writer, was born on 23 October 1756, probably in Cambridge, where his father, Edmund Law (1703–1787), later bishop of Carlisle, was master of Peterhouse. His mother was Mary Christian (1722–1762), from Unerigg in Cumberland. One of Law's seven brothers, ...

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Christabel Osborne

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Mortimer, Thomas (1730–1810), writer on trade and finance, was born on 9 December 1730 in Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the only son of Thomas Mortimer (1706–1741), principal secretary to Sir Joseph Jekyll, master of the rolls, and grandson of John Mortimer (1656?–1736)...

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G. J. Holyoake

revised by Matthew Lee

Noble, John (1827–1892), politician and financial writer, was born at Boston, Lincolnshire, on 2 May 1827, the only son of John Noble of Brighton. For seventeen years he was known in east Lincolnshire as an energetic supporter of the Anti-Corn Law League. He moved to ...

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Norman, George Warde (1793–1882), financial writer and merchant banker, was born on 20 September 1793 at Bromley Common, Kent, the eldest of the nine children of George Norman (1756–1830), timber merchant, and his wife, Charlotte (1766–1853), third daughter of Edward Beadon DD, rector of ...

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Paish, Sir George (1867–1957), financial journalist and economist, was born at Morths Gardens, Horsham, Sussex, on 7 November 1867, the tenth son of Robert Paish, a coachman, and his wife, Jane Smith, a domestic servant. After attending the United Westminster schools he began his career in 1881 as an office boy at the weekly ...

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W. A. S. Hewins

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Pennington, James (1777–1862), writer on currency and banking, born at Kendal, Westmorland, on 23 February 1777, was the son of William Pennington, a bookseller, and his wife, Agnes Wilson. Educated first at Kendal grammar school, he afterwards became a pupil of John Dalton (1766–1844)...

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Postlethwayt, James (d. 1761), writer on finance and demography, may have been a brother of Malachy Postlethwayt (c. 1707–1767) but nothing else is known about his origins. In 1759 he published The history of the public revenue from the revolution in 1688 to Christmas 1753, with an appendix completing the same to Christmas 1758...

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Potter, William (fl. 1650–1651), advocate of paper currency in England, whose origins are unknown, was one of several writers on trade and money during the Commonwealth. He contributed to the widespread debate on banking and finance in the Tudor and Stuart period. Given his interest in monetary matters, it is possible that this may be the same ...