Sir Richard Hoare (1648–6 January 1719) was the founder of C. Hoare & Co, one of the United Kingdom's oldest private banks.
Raised near Smithfield Market in London, Richard Hoare began his working life apprenticed to the goldsmith Richard Moore from 9 June 1665 for seven years. He was granted the Freedom of the Goldsmiths' Company on 5 July 1672. This date marks the foundation of C. Hoare & Co as a goldsmith's business at the sign of the Golden Bottle in Cheapside, London.
He was knighted by Queen Anne in 1702, appointed Sheriff of London in 1710 and elected Lord Mayor of London for the year of 1712.
He married Susanna Austen; they had 17 children (one of whom was Henry Hoare I). Richard Hoare died at Hendon on 6 January 1719.
- ^ a b Victoria Hutchings, "Hoare, Sir Richard (1648–1719)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 12 November 2014.
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- Hoare, Henry Peregrine Rennie (1955) . Hoare's Bank: A Record 1672–1955.
- Hutchings, Victoria (2005). Messrs Hoare, Bankers: A History of the Hoare Banking Dynasty. London: Constable. ISBN 1841199656.
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