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List of notable or famous bankers from England, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in England and even some popular bankers who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from England is included when available.

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Abraham Newland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Abraham Newland Died at 77 (1730-1807) Abraham Newland was the chief cashier at the Bank of England from 1782 to 1807. The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of ...more

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Adam Applegarth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 55 Adam J. Applegarth was the Chief Executive Officer of the Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne based Northern Rock bank, one of the first victims of the so-called subprime mortgage crisis. The bank was ...more

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Alexander Baring, 1st Baron As... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 74 (1774-1848) Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton PC was a British politician and financier, and a member of the Baring family. Baring was the second son of Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, and of Harriet, ...more

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Alfred de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 76 (1842-1918) Alfred Charles Freiherr de Rothschild CVO was the second son of Lionel de Rothschild and Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild of the prominent Rothschild family.

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Anthony de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 66 (1810-1876) Sir Anthony Nathan de Rothschild, 1st Baronet was a British financier and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England.

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Anthony Gustav de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 74 (1887-1961) Anthony Gustav de Rothschild was a British banker and member of the Rothschild family.

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Benjamin Heywood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 72 (1793-1865) Sir Benjamin Heywood, 1st Baronet FRS was an English banker and philanthropist. Born in St Ann's Square, Manchester, grandson of Thomas Percival, son of Nathaniel Heywood and Ann Percival, and ...more

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Charles Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 46 (1877-1923) Nathaniel Charles Rothschild, known as "Charles", was an English banker and entomologist and a member of the Rothschild family.

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Charles Swanston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Charles Swanston Died at 61 (1789-1850) Charles Swanston merchant, banker and politician was a financial backer of the Port Phillip Association. He was born in Berwick upon Tweed, England the son of Robert and Rebecca Swanston. At 16 ...more

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Charles William Bigge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Charles William Bigge Died at 76 (1773-1849) Charles William Bigge was an important merchant and banker in Newcastle on Tyne. He served as High Sheriff of Northumberland in 1802, a position previously held by his grandfather William Bigge, ...more

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Charles Williams, Baron Willia... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 85 Charles Cuthbert Powell Williams, Baron Williams of Elvel CBE PC is a retired business executive and a Labour peer. In his 20s he played first-class cricket while at university and for several ...more

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David Salomons is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 76 (1797-1873) Sir David Salomons, 1st Baronet was a leading figure in the 19th century struggle for Jewish emancipation in the United Kingdom. He was the first Jewish Sheriff of the City of London and Lord ...more

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Dawson Turner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 83 (1775-1858) Dawson Turner was an English banker, botanist and antiquary.

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Derek Wanless is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 65 (1947-2012) Sir Derek Wanless was a former English banker and a former adviser to the Labour Party.

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Dudley Ryder, 7th Earl of Harr... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 85 (1922-2007) Dudley Danvers Granville Coutts Ryder, 7th Earl of Harrowby, TD was a deputy chairman of Coutts bank and its parent company, NatWest. He was a descendent of Thomas Coutts, who joined the bank in ...more

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Edmund Backhouse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 82 (1824-1906) Edmund Backhouse, banker, J.P. on the County Durham and for the North Riding of Yorkshire benches. He was Member of Parliament for Darlington.

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Edmund Leopold de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 93 (1916-2009) Major Edmund Leopold de Rothschild, CBE, TD was an English financier, a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family of England, and a recipient of the Victoria Medal of Honour, given by ...more

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Edward George, Baron George is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 71 (1938-2009) Edward Alan John George, Baron George, GBE, PC, DL, known as Eddie George, or "Steady Eddie", was Governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 2003 and sat on the board of Rothschild.

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Ernest Cassel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 69 (1852-1921) Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, GCB, GCMG, GCVO was a German-born British merchant banker and capitalist.

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Evelyn Achille de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 31 (1886-1917) Evelyn Achille de Rothschild was a British banker and soldier. Born in London, England, he was the second of three sons of Leopold de Rothschild and Marie Perugia and a part of the prominent ...more

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Evelyn Robert de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 86 Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild is a British financier, and a member of the Rothschild family.

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Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seeboh... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 81 (1909-1990) Frederic Seebohm, Baron Seebohm, TD, was a British banker, soldier and social work innovator. Lord Seebohm was the son of Hugh Exton Seebohm and Lesley Gribble, and grandson of the historian ...more

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Sir Frederick Eley, 1st Barone... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Sir Frederick Eley, 1st Baronet Died at 85 (1866-1951) Sir Frederick Eley, 1st Baronet was an English banker. Eley was born in Shrewsbury and educated at Shrewsbury School. He joined the National Provincial Bank and rose to the post of general ...more

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Frederick Henry Norman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Frederick Henry Norman Died at 77 (1839-1916) Frederick Henry Norman was an English merchant banker and a director of the merchant bank Brown, Shipley & Co.. He was also a first-class cricketer, appearing for Kent, Cambridge University ...more

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George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jell... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 89 (1918-2007) George Patrick John Rushworth Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe, KBE, DSO, MC, PC, FRS was a British politician and statesman, diplomat and businessman. Lord Jellicoe was the only son but sixth and ...more

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Gustavus Brander is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Gustavus Brander Died at 67 (1720-1787) Gustavus Brander, English naturalist, who came of a Swedish family, was born in London in 1720, and was brought up as a merchant, in which capacity he achieved success and became a director of ...more

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Henry Fauntleroy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 40 (1784-1824) Henry Fauntleroy was an English banker and forger. After seven years as a clerk in the London bank of Marsh, Sibbald & Co., of which his father was one of the founders, he was taken into ...more

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Howard Saunders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Howard Saunders Died at 72 (1835-1907) Howard Saunders was a British businessman, who later in life became a noted ornithologist, specialising in gulls and terns.

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Hugh Kindersley, 2nd Baron Kin... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Hugh Kindersley, 2nd Baron Kindersley Died at 77 (1899-1976) Hugh Kenyon Molesworth Kindersley, 2nd Baron Kindersley of West Hoathly CBE, MC was a British businessman, banker and soldier. His father was businessman Robert Kindersley, 1st Baron Kindersley

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Ian Lovett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Ian Lovett age 74 Ian Nicholas Lovett is an English banker. Ian Lovett is the current Chairman of Dunbar Bank and Middlesex County Cricket Club. He has also held directorships of Barclays Bank, Zurich Financial ...more

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Isaac of Norwich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Isaac of Norwich Isaac of Norwich or Isaac ben Eliav was a Jewish-English financier of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. He was among the Jews imprisoned by King John of England in 1210. It is possible that ...more

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James William Gilbart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bankers from England
James William Gilbart Died at 69 (1794-1863) James William Gilbart was an English banker and author.

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John Baring, 7th Baron Ashburt... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 89 John Francis Harcourt Baring, 7th Baron Ashburton, KG KCVO DL is a British merchant banker and former chairman of British Petroleum. Lord Ashburton also sat on the boards of Jaguar Cars, Dunlop ...more

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John Henry Gurney Sr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 71 (1819-1890) John Henry Gurney was an English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician of the Gurney family.

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John Houblon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 80 (1632-1712) Sir John Houblon was the first Governor of the Bank of England from 1694 to 1697.

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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebur... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 79 (1834-1913) The Right Honourable John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury PC FRS DCL LLD, known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, was a banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and ...more

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John Silvester Varley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 62 John Silvester Varley is an English banker, and former Group Chief Executive of Barclays Bank.

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Jonathan Backhouse is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Jonathan Backhouse Died at 69 (1849-1918) Sir Jonathan Edmund Backhouse, 1st Baronet was a British banker. Backhouse was a director of Backhouse's Bank the family bank in Darlington, County Durham, which merged with Barclays Bank, of ...more

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Joseph Fry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Joseph Fry Died at 84 (1777-1861) Joseph Fry was a tea dealer and an unsuccessful banker. He was the husband of Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer.

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Joseph John Gurney is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Joseph John Gurney Died at 59 (1788-1847) Joseph John Gurney was a banker in Norwich, England and a member of the Gurney family. He became an evangelical Minister of the Religious Society of Friends, whose views and actions led, ...more

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Leopold David de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Leopold David de Rothschild Died at 85 (1927-2012) Leopold David de Rothschild, CBE, FRCM was a British financier, musician, and a member of the Rothschild banking family of England. Leopold David was the fourth and youngest child and second son ...more

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Leopold de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 72 (1845-1917) Leopold de Rothschild CVO was a British banker, thoroughbred race horse breeder, and a member of the prominent Rothschild family.

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Lionel Nathan de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 60 (1882-1942) Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, OBE was an English banker and Conservative politician best remembered as the creator of Exbury Gardens by the New Forest in Hampshire. He was the eldest of the three ...more

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Lyde Browne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Lyde Browne was an 18th-century English antiquary and banker, who owned one of the largest antiquities collections of the time. This now forms the majority of the classical sculpture collections ...more

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Malcolm Mitchell-Thomson, 3rd ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bankers from England
age 80 Malcolm McEacharn Mitchell-Thomson, 3rd Baron Selsdon is a British peer, banker and businessman. He is one of the ninety hereditary peers elected to remain in the House of Lords after the ...more

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Sir Mark Collet, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Sir Mark Collet, 1st Baronet Died at 89 (1816-1905) Sir Mark Wilks Collet, 1st Baronet was an English merchant and banker. He served as Governor of the Bank of England between 1887 and 1889, and was made a baronet on 12 June 1888 in connection ...more

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Montagu Norman, 1st Baron Norm... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 79 (1871-1950) Montagu Collet Norman, 1st Baron Norman DSO PC was an English banker, best known for his role as the Governor of the Bank of England from 1920 to 1944. Norman led the bank during the harshest ...more

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Moses da Costa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Moses da Costa Moses Mendes da Costa, also called Anthony da Costa, was an 18th-century English banker. He was so successful as a banker, that he has sometimes been said to have been on the board of the Bank ...more

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Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron R... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 75 (1840-1915) Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild Bt GCVO PC was a British banker and politician from the international Rothschild financial dynasty.

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Nathaniel de Rothschild is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bankers from England
Died at 58 (1812-1870) Nathaniel de Rothschild, was a businessman, banker and winemaker. He established the Château Mouton Rothschild.