Reference Entry

Gurney, Samuel (1786-1856), banker and philanthropist

George Clement Boase and Maurice Kirby

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Gurney, Samuel (1786-1856), banker and philanthropist, was born at Earlham Hall, near Norwich, on 18 October 1786, the second son of John Gurney (1749-1809), Quaker banker, of Norwich, and his wife, Catherine (1754-1792), daughter of John Bell, merchant, of London. He was the brother of Joseph John Gurney, Daniel Gurney, ...

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