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


Jacob M. Price

revised by Leslie Hannah

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 ...


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...


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 ...