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David Barclay (1729–1809) by Houghton © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jacob M. Price

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Barclay, David (1729–1809), banker and brewer, was the younger son of David Barclay (1682–1769), Quaker merchant, and his second wife, Priscilla, daughter of John Freame, banker, of Lombard Street. David and his brother John became partners in their father's linen and merchant house in ...

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Bulmer, (George Henry) Bertram (1902–1993), cider manufacturer and business entrepreneur, was born on 30 August 1902 at Fair Oaks Cottage, Kings Acre Road, Hereford, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Frederick Bulmer (1865–1941) [see under Bulmer, Henry Percival] and his wife, ...

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(George Henry) Bertram Bulmer (1902–1993) by Bill Warhurst, 1984 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Durham, Sir Kenneth (1924–2005), businessman, was born on 28 July 1924 at 104 Stanley Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of George Durham, house painter, and his wife, Bertha, née Aspin. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn, and briefly read physics at ...

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Gatti family (per. 1847–1981), restaurateurs, theatre owners, and entrepreneurs, came to prominence with Carlo Gatti (1817–1878), who was born into a patrician family in the frazione (district) of Marogno in Dongio, Val di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland, on 27 July 1817, the youngest of four sons and three daughters of ...

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See Gatti family

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Guinness, Arthur (1768–1855), brewer and banker, was born on 12 March 1768 in Dublin, the second son of the surviving six sons and four daughters of the twenty-one children born to Arthur Guinness (1725–1803), brewer, and his wife, Olivia (d...

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See Gunter, James

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See Horsley, (George) Nicholas Seward

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See Johnston, George Lawson, first Baron Luke

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Roche, James (1770–1853), wine merchant, banker, and antiquary, was born in Cork on 30 December 1770, the third son of Stephen Roche and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John O'Brien of Moyvanine and Glounties, Limerick. From the age of fifteen, Roche was educated in ...

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Showering, Sir Keith Stanley (1930–1982), food and drink company executive, was born on 6 August 1930 at The Cloisters, Draycott, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the only son and the eldest of five children of Herbert Marquis Valentine Showering (1906–1974), brewer, and his wife, Ada Agnes, ...

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Truman, Sir Benjamin (1699/1700–1780), entrepreneur and brewer, was born in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, the younger son in a family of nine children of Joseph Truman, brewer, and his first wife. His father died in 1721 and Truman became a partner in the family firm in 1722 (his elder brother ...

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Younger, George Kenneth Hotson, Baron Younger of Prestwick and fourth Viscount Younger of Leckie (1931–2003), brewer, politician, and banker, was born on 22 September 1931 at Garfield House, Victoria Square, Stirling, the eldest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of ...