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Burlamachi, Philip (d. 1644), financier, was born in Sedan, France, of Italian stock. Before settling in London around 1605 he had been active in the Netherlands. He became an English denizen in 1614, and was naturalized by statute in 1624. His marriage to ...

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Cade, William (d. in or before 1166), financier, is first noted in the early 1150s and was dead by 1166, when a note of his debts came to the exchequer. It shows that he was owed approximately £5000 by about 200 individuals. In just a few cases the bonds that lie behind these transactions have survived, and they show how his loans were arranged and secured. ...

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Chiriton, Walter (fl. 1340–1358), merchant and financier, was probably a member of a family of small landowners in Warwickshire, bearing a name derived from Cherrington in that county—he held a life interest in the manor of Weston by Cherrington for a while in the 1340s. He attained national prominence, however, as a wool merchant involved in international trade. In 1340 he is recorded as a merchant who had bought substantial quantities of the king's wool (that is, wool which had come into the king's possession as a result of parliamentary grant), and who was exporting it to ...

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Deorman (fl. 1119–1141), moneyer and merchant, was a member of the first London family of moneyers for whom biographical details can be assembled, and his importance lies in what they reveal about the prominent but largely unknown class of men responsible for organizing and running the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman ...

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Garner, Richard (d. in or after 1415), merchant and master of the mint, was born in Piedmont, Italy, but had migrated to London by 1400–01 where he began an eventful career as a resident alien merchant. He exported wool, for instance, on the Venetian ...

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Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His first wife, Isabella, was the daughter of John Southcote...

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Lemberg [Limberg, Limburg], Tideman (c. 1310–1386), merchant and banker, came of a family which had migrated to the Westphalian town of Dortmund, in north-west Germany, during the thirteenth century, and there joined the influential guild of shoemakers and tanners. Nothing is known of his youth and apprenticeship, but there is evidence for his taking an active part in the trade with ...

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Melchebourne, Thomas (d. 1356), merchant and financier, was a native of Bishop's Lynn, for which he sat in the parliaments of 1319, 1328, 1330, 1336, 1337, and 1340, and of which he was mayor in 1338. Between 1319 and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War he is often mentioned in connection with mercantile or administrative affairs. He exported wheat and cloth to ...

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Moneyers (act. c. 1180–c. 1500), served in a profession that included a wide range of different types of people employed, chiefly in London, in the production of currency.

At its most comprehensive the mint could employ both illiterate labourers at the bottom of the scale, and figures of the stature of ...