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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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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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Campbell, John (c. 1703–1777), banker and businessman, was held by contemporaries to be an illegitimate son of Colin Campbell of Ardmaddy, younger son of the first earl of Breadalbane (1634–1717). Later testimonies suggest that Colin Campbell married Grizel Douglas against the earl's wishes, and that all evidence of this legal marriage was later destroyed, and with it, the claim of ...

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Colville, Ronald John Bilsland, second Baron Clydesmuir (1917–1996), businessman and banker, was born on 21 May 1917 at 28 Park Circus, Hillhead, Glasgow, the only son and eldest of the three children of (David) John Colville, first Baron Clydesmuir (1894–1954), steel manufacturer, politician, and public servant, and his wife, ...

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Gladstone, Henry Neville, Baron Gladstone of Hawarden (1852–1935), businessman and financier, was born on 2 April 1852 at 6 Carlton Gardens, London, the third son and seventh child of William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), the prime minister, and his wife, Catherine Gladstone, née Glynne (1812–1900)...

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John Dent Goodman (1816–1900) by Henry Dixon & Son (after Walter William Ouless, 1890) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Goodman, John Dent (1816–1900), businessman and banker, was born in Peterborough on 15 April 1816, the son and the first of four children of Thomas Goodman (1792–1874), grocer, of Peterborough, and Mary Dent of Lincoln. He was a pupil at Peterborough grammar school...

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Hodge, Sir Julian Stephen Alfred (1904–2004), merchant banker, businessman, and philanthropist, was born on 15 October 1904 at 12 Vicarage Road, Camberwell, London, the son of Alfred Hodge, a journeyman plumber and gas fitter, and his wife, Jane Emily, née Simcock (d...

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Langley, Francis (1548–1602), businessman and moneylender, was born near Althorpe, Lincolnshire, one of the seven children of Thomas Langley, a tenant farmer, and his wife, Agnes. Orphaned at the age of eight, Francis and his younger brother Thomas were brought up by their uncle ...

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Tuke, Sir Anthony Favill (1920–2001), banker and businessman, was born on 22 August 1920 at Norcott Court, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the eldest of the three sons of Anthony William Tuke (1897–1975), banker, and his wife, (Agnes) Edna, née Gannaway (d. 1966). Tuke's...

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Sir Anthony Favill Tuke (1920–2001) by Rex Coleman for Baron Studios, 1972? © reserved; Barclays Bank