Source: Family/Business Partners: Elizabeth Baring

Date: c1760Number: 19Record office number: N/A


Elizabeth Baring (1702-1766) by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

Elizabeth Baring (nee Vowler) was the daughter of a prosperous Exeter merchant. She married John Baring in 1719. After his death in 1748, she proved to be a very able businesswoman. She continued to manage the family business until her sons were old enough to take over.

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