1-20 of 126 results  for:

  • Business and finance x
Clear all

Article

C. E. R. Sherrington

revised by T. A. B. Corley

Acworth, Sir William Mitchell (1850–1925), railway economist, was born at Rothley, Leicestershire, on 22 November 1850, the third son of the Revd William Acworth, vicar of Rothley, and his wife, Margaret Dundas, daughter of Andrew Mitchell of Maulside, Beath, and Blythswood Place, Glasgow...

Article

Andrews, Philip Walter Sawford (1914–1971), economist, was born at 124 Adelaide Road, Southampton, on 12 March 1914, the son (there was also a daughter) of Frederick Walter Andrews, a railway shunter and later chief traffic inspector at Southampton docks, and his wife, Ethel Alice Sawford...

Article

Ashley, Sir William James (1860–1927), economic historian, was born at 11 Sun Street, Bermondsey, London, on 25 February 1860. He was the eldest son of James Ashley, a journeyman hatter from Wrexham, Denbighshire, and his wife, Jane (née Short). He was educated at ...

Article

Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...

Article

Bagehot, Walter (1826–1877), political commentator, economist, and journalist, was born on 3 February 1826 at Langport, Somerset, the second son of Thomas Watson Bagehot (1795–1881), banker, and Edith Stuckey (1786–1870), a niece of Samuel Stuckey, founder in 1772 of Stuckey's Bank, which issued its own banknotes and enjoyed considerable prominence and respect in the west country. The first born, ...

Image

Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) by Norman Hirst, pubd 1891 (after Adolphe Beau, 1864) © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Bailey, Samuel (bap. 1791, d. 1870), economist and philosopher, was baptized on 8 July 1791 at St Peter's Church (later the cathedral), Sheffield, the second son and fifth of the eleven children of Joseph Bailey, of Burngreave, and Mary Eaden. His father, originally an artisan, had become wealthy in the cutlery business (he was master cutler in 1801) and as a merchant. ...

Article

Barbon, Nicholas (1637/1640–1698/9), builder and economist, was the son of the London leather merchant and sectarian politician Praisegod Barbon (c. 1598–1679/80), after whom the short-lived parliament of 1653 was nicknamed Barebone's Parliament. He was educated at the universities of Leiden and Utrecht, where he studied medicine, graduating MD at ...

Article

Barton, John (1789–1852), political economist and botanist, was born on 11 June 1789 in Southwark, London, the son of John Barton (1755–1789) and his second wife, Elizabeth, née Horne (1760–1833). He was the half-brother of Maria Hack, children's writer, and Bernard Barton, poet. The elder ...

Image

Charles Francis Bastable (1855–1945) by Chancellor photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

Article

Bastable, Charles Francis (1855–1945), economist, was born at Charleville, co. Cork, the only son of the Revd Robert Bastable (1800–1889), rector of Knocktemple and Kilbolane. His mother was a daughter of Dr Little of Sligo. He was educated at Fermoy College, Fermoy, co. Cork...

Image

Michael Edwin Beesley (1924–1999) by Kelvin Brodie, 1973 © News International Newspapers Ltd

Article

Beesley, Michael Edwin (1924–1999), economist, was born on 3 July 1924 at 127 Sandon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the second son of Edwin Sherman Beesley (1889–1969), clerk, later a broker at Stewart and Lloyds, and his wife, Kathleen Daisy Peacey (1891–1975), who ran her own tailoring business. After ...

Article

Bethel, Slingsby (bap. 1617, d. 1697), merchant and political economist, was baptized in Alne, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on 27 February 1617, a younger son of Sir Walter Bethel (d. 1622), gentleman, and Mary Slingsby (1582–1662), daughter of Sir Henry Slingsby...

Image

Slingsby Bethel (bap. 1617, d. 1697) by William Sherwin, 1680 © Copyright The British Museum

Article

Burton, John Hill (1809–1881), historian and political economist, was born in the Gallowgate, Aberdeen, on 22 August 1809, the second of six children of William Kinninmont Burton (d. 1819), a lieutenant in the army, and of Elizabeth (d. 1848), daughter of ...

Article

Cairnes, John Elliot (1823–1875), economist, was born at Castle Bellingham, co. Louth, on 26 December 1823. He was the sixth child and eldest surviving son of William Cairnes (1787–1863) and his wife, Marianne Woolsey. His father was a partner in a brewery in ...

Image

John Elliot Cairnes (1823–1875) by unknown photographer Picture reproduced courtesy of the James Hardiman Library, National University of Ireland, Galway

Image

Sir Josiah Child, first baronet (bap. 1631, d. 1699) attrib. John Riley © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Child, Sir Josiah, first baronet (bap. 1631, d. 1699), economic writer and merchant, was baptized at St Bartholomew-by-the-Exchange, London, on 27 February 1631, the second son of Richard Child (buried 1638 at Hackney), a merchant of Fleet Street, and his wife, Elizabeth Roycroft...