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Burlamachi, Philip (d. 1644), financier  

Robert Ashton

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Burlamachi, Philip (d. 1644), financier, was born in Sedan, France, of Italian stock. Before settling in London around 1605 he had been active in the Netherlands. He became an English denizen in 1614, and was naturalized by statute in 1624. His marriage to ...

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Cade, William (d. in or before 1166), financier  

Edmund King

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Cade, William (d. in or before 1166), financier, is first noted in the early 1150s and was dead by 1166, when a note of his debts came to the exchequer. It shows that he was owed approximately £5000 by about 200 individuals. In just a few cases the bonds that lie behind these transactions have survived, and they show how his loans were arranged and secured. ...

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Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852–1921), merchant banker and financier  

Pat Thane

Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852–1921), merchant banker and financier, was born on 3 March 1852 in Cologne, Germany, the youngest of the three children of Jacob Cassel (1802–1875) and Amalia, née Rosenheim (d. 1874). Jacob Cassel had a small banking business, founded by his father, ...

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Chiriton, Walter (fl. 1340–1358), merchant and financier  

George Holmes

Chiriton, Walter (fl. 1340–1358), merchant and financier, was probably a member of a family of small landowners in Warwickshire, bearing a name derived from Cherrington in that county—he held a life interest in the manor of Weston by Cherrington for a while in the 1340s. He attained national prominence, however, as a wool merchant involved in international trade. In 1340 he is recorded as a merchant who had bought substantial quantities of the king's wool (that is, wool which had come into the king's possession as a result of parliamentary grant), and who was exporting it to ...

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Forster, Sir Richard [alias Mr Johnson], first baronet (1585?–1661), courtier and financier  

Michael Foster

Forster, Sir Richard [alias Mr Johnson], first baronet (1585?–1661), courtier and financier, was probably born in Earswick, Yorkshire, the only son of William Forster of Earswick (d. in or before 1618) and his second wife, Isabel Langley (d. 1585)...

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Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London  

Jenny Stratford

Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His first wife, Isabella, was the daughter of John Southcote...

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Melchebourne, Thomas (d. 1356), merchant and financier  

George Holmes

Melchebourne, Thomas (d. 1356), merchant and financier, was a native of Bishop's Lynn, for which he sat in the parliaments of 1319, 1328, 1330, 1336, 1337, and 1340, and of which he was mayor in 1338. Between 1319 and the beginning of the Hundred Years' War he is often mentioned in connection with mercantile or administrative affairs. He exported wheat and cloth to ...

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Pessagno, Sir Antonio (b. c. 1280, d. in or after 1334), financier and administrator  

E. B. Fryde

Pessagno, Sir Antonio (b. c. 1280, d. in or after 1334), financier and administrator, was a native of Genoa, where he was born probably about 1280. His historical importance lies in his position as the chief financier of Edward II between 1312 and 1319. His massive loans and furnishing of commodities for the royal household and of supplies for the war against ...

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Polede la, Sir Richard (d. 1345)  

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Pole, Sir William de la (d. 1366), financier and merchant  

E. B. Fryde

Pole, Sir William de la (d. 1366), financier and merchant, was of unknown origins. Later tradition reported that he came from Ravenser, the principal harbour of the Yorkshire peninsula of Holderness, whose exposed position (it was later engulfed by the sea) led Edward I...

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Strickland, Mannock John (1683–1744), counsellor and lawyer  

Richard G. Williams

Strickland, Mannock John (1683–1744), counsellor and lawyer, was born on 23 August 1683 at Thornton Bridge, Yorkshire, the fifth of the ten children of Robert Strickland (1639–1709), vice-chamberlain and treasurer to Queen Mary of Modena, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1736), fourth daughter of ...

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Szarvasy, Frederick Alexander (1875–1948), financier  

Francis Goodall

Szarvasy, Frederick Alexander (1875–1948), financier, was Hungarian by extraction, and was probably born in Hungary, the son of Alexander Szarvasy, a banker. Little is known of his early years. After spending some time in South America he went to London around 1901. There he joined a discount house, and later the stockbrokers ...

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Wesenham, John (fl. 1333–1382), merchant, shipowner, and financier  

T. H. Lloyd

Wesenham, John (fl. 1333–1382), merchant, shipowner, and financier, was named after the Norfolk village of Weasenham, 6 miles east of Bishop's Lynn. In the early stages of his career his economic interest clearly centred on shipping and the grain trade, which in East Anglia...

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Whittingham, Sir Robert (d. 1452), merchant and financier  

Jenny Stratford

Whittingham, Sir Robert (d. 1452), merchant and financier, was perhaps the eldest of the four children of Alan Whittingham, who may have been a Londoner; more certainly, he was the nephew of Robert Whittingham, a rich London tailor, and the brother of Thomas...