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Francis Baring, 1st Baronet Baring of Larkbeer

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Larkbeare, St. Leonard's, Exeter, Devon, England
Death: Died in Lee, Lewisham, Kent, England
Place of Burial: family vault, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Micheldever, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John Johann Baring and Elizabeth Anne Baring
Husband of Harriet Baring
Father of Sir Thomas Baring, 2nd Baronet, MP; Dorothy Elizabeth Baring; Maria Stainforth; Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton; Henry Baring, M.P. of Cromer Hall and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Baring; John Baring; Charles Baring and Elizabeth Baring

Occupation: Merchant Banker/Head East india Co.
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About Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet Baring of Larkbeer

He was an English merchant banker, later becoming the first of the Baring Baronets. He was born at Larkbeare House near Exeter.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Francis_Baring,_1st_Baronet

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13012677

http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I50020&tree=Nixon

http://www.royalblood.co.uk/D468/I468580.html

http://thepeerage.com/p3028.htm


Profile portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence Sir Francis, left with brother John & son-in-law Charles Wall

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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet


British financier and merchant

Written by: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica 

 Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet British financier and merchant born April 18, 1740

near Exeter, England died September 11, 1810

Lee, England

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet, (born April 18, 1740, near Exeter, Devonshire, Eng.—died Sept. 11, 1810, Lee, Kent) British financier who established one of the most influential business firms in the history of the United Kingdom. The third son of a German immigrant, he went to London, where he gained experience in two mercantile firms and, in 1763, set up the partnership of John & Francis Baring & Company. At first he acted merely as an import and export commission agent for other merchants, but the house of Baring, known as Baring Brothers and Company after 1806, also bought merchandise on its own account, lent its credit in the form of acceptances, and received deposits of friends and clients. It became a key aid to the British government in financing the wars against France after 1792. Sir Francis also underwrote marine insurance and took an active part in the management of the East India Company, of which he was head in the year 1792–93 and for which he received his baronetcy. He was a friend of Jeremy Bentham, a follower in large measure of Adam Smith, and adviser to numerous politicians, the most notable being William Pitt the Younger.

One admirer stated in the Gentlemen’s Magazine that he was, at the time of his death, “unquestionably the first merchant in Europe; first in knowledge and talents, and first in character and opulence.” His house led in financing U.S. trade and marketing U.S. bonds, 1815–60; for its subsequent history, see Baring Family


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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet Baring of Larkbeer's Timeline

1740
April 18, 1740
Larkbeare, St. Leonard's, Exeter, Devon, England
1769
October 25, 1769
Age 29
England
1771
February 3, 1771
Age 30
1772
June 12, 1772
Age 32
1774
1774
Age 33
1776
January 18, 1776
Age 35
of Cromer Hall,Cromer,Norfolk,England
1779
December 8, 1779
Age 39
1781
September 23, 1781
Age 41
1783
1783
Age 42