Source: Family/Business Partners: Sir Francis Baring

Date: 1804Number: 21Record office number: N/A


Sir Francis Baring (1740-1810) by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Sir Francis Baring established Barings with his two borthers in 1762. By 1800, he was the leading merchant in London. On his death, he was described by Lord Erskine as 'unquestionably the first merchant in Europe; first in knowledge and talents, and first in character and opulence'.

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