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Kadoorie [formerly Kelly], Lawrence, Baron Kadoorie (1899–1993), businessman, was born Lawrence Kelly on 2 June 1899 in Upper Richmond Road, Hong Kong, the eldest of the three sons of Sir Elly Kadoorie (known until 1901 as Eleazar Silas Kelly) (1867–1944), and his wife, ...

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King, John [formerly Jacob Rey] (c. 1753–1823), moneylender and radical, was born in London, the son of Moses Rey, a Jewish street trader of Gibraltarian or north African origin; he was named Jacob. He was educated at the charity school of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews and then, in 1771, apprenticed by the school to a Jewish merchant house in the ...

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Medina, Sir Solomon de [formerly Diego de Medina] (c. 1650–1720), merchant and financier, was born in Bordeaux, a younger son of Francisco de Medina, merchant, and his wife, Gracia Pereira, who were both of Portuguese Jewish origin. In 1662 the family moved to ...

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Mocatta family (per. 1671–1957), bullion dealers and brokers, traces its origins in the City of London to Moses Mocatta (d. 1693), who came from Amsterdam where his forebears, of Portuguese origin, were leading diamond-traders. Active as a merchant and diamond dealer in ...

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