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Barlow, Sir Thomas [Tommy] Dalmahoy (1883–1964), industrialist and banker, was born in London on 23 February 1883, the second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Thomas Barlow (1845–1945), physician-extraordinary to Queen Victoria and kings Edward VII and ...

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Sir Thomas Dalmahoy Barlow (1883–1964) by Walter Stoneman, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Broackes, Sir Nigel (1934–1999), financier and industrialist, was born at One Ash, Church Lane, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 21 July 1934, the son of Donald Broackes (d. 1943), a solicitor, and his wife, Nancy Rowland Tansley. His father died while serving in the army in 1943, leaving an estate of just ...

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Cable, Ernest, Baron Cable (1859–1927), financier and industrialist, was born in Calcutta, India, on 1 December 1859, the only son of George Herbert Cable (1823–1876), a superintendent in the Indian customs and excise service, and his wife, Emily Maria née Pickersgill. He was considered too delicate to send to ...

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Cookson family (per. c. 1700–1863), industrialists and bankers, came to prominence with Isaac Cookson (bap. 1679, d. 1743), glass and iron manufacturer, who was baptized in Penrith on 3 March 1679, the third of seven children of William Cookson (c...

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(Frank) Dudley Docker (1862–1944) by unknown photographer, c. 1916 © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Docker, (Frank) Dudley (1862–1944), industrialist and financier, was born at Paxton House, South Street, Smethwick, on 26 August 1862, youngest son of Ralph Docker (1809–1887), a solicitor who was for many years coroner for East Worcestershire and clerk of Smethwick's board of health...

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Forbes, Sir Archibald Finlayson (1903–1989), industrialist and banker, was born on 6 March 1903 in Johnstone, Renfrewshire, the elder child and only son of Charles Forbes, chief constable of Johnstone, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of James Robertson, slater and plasterer, also of ...

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Gibbins family (per. c. 1770–1919), manufacturers and bankers, came to prominence with Joseph Gibbins senior (1756–1811), who became a button maker in Birmingham. As businessmen, Quakers were required to act with scrupulous honesty in all their business dealings and Joseph Gibbins...

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James Edward Hanson, Baron Hanson (1922–2004) by Yousuf Karsh, 1978 Camera Press, London

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Hanson, James Edward, Baron Hanson (1922–2004), industrialist and financier, was born on 20 January 1922 at Wood Bank, Scar Lane, Golcar, Huddersfield, the elder son of Robert Hanson (1892–1973), businessman, and his wife, Louisa Ann, daughter of Albert Edward Rodgers. His father was a hard, domineering man who controlled several companies engaged in road haulage, coach operations, and coach travel, and whose early nineteenth-century ancestors had owned the pack-horses that carried cloth from weavers' cottages on the ...

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Kenneth Alexander Keith, Baron Keith of Castleacre (1916–2004) by Brian Griffin, 1977 © Brian Griffin; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keith, Kenneth Alexander, Baron Keith of Castleacre (1916–2004), merchant banker and industrialist, was born on 30 August 1916 at the Wicken House, Castle Acre, Norfolk, the elder of the two sons of Edward Charles Keith (1877–1972), farmer and natural history author, and his wife, ...

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Murphy, Sir Leslie Frederick (1915–2007), banker and industrialist, was born at 27 Dudley Road, Norwood, London, on 17 November 1915, the son of Frederick Charles Murphy, a labourer at a margarine factory, and his wife, Lillian Annie, née Bradshaw. After education at Southall county school...

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Pease, Sir Joseph Whitwell, first baronet (1828–1903), industrialist and banker, born at Darlington on 23 June 1828, was the elder son of Joseph Pease (1799–1872), railway company promoter and industrialist [see under Pease, Edward], and his wife, Emma (d. 1860)...

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Read, Sir John Emms (1918–2015), industrialist and banker, was born on 29 March 1918 at 62 Preston Road, Brighton, the son of William Emms Read (1882–1952), grocer, and his wife, Daisy Elizabeth (Daysie), née Cooper (1890–1977). He was educated at ...

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White, (Vincent) Gordon Lindsay [Gordy], Baron White of Hull (1923–1995), industrialist and financier, was born on 11 May 1923 at 124 College Grove, Drypool, Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, the son of Charles Victor White, a commercial traveller selling sweets, and his wife, Lily May, ...