"Balfours and Sassoons, Goldsmids and Stuarts, numerous Kesslers"
Arthur Balfour
Public DomainArthur Balfour - Credit: George Grantham Bain
Sir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Baronet
Public DomainSir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Baronet - Credit: Bain Collection

 Arthur James Balfour was Conservative Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905, and Foreign Secretary from 1916 to 1919. He signed the 1917 Balfour Declaration which supported the concept of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

The Sassoons are a family of Iraqi Jewish origins, some members of which settled in England in the 19th century. Notable members of the family include the Conservative politician Sir Philip Sassoon (1888-1939) and his cousin, the World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967).

Goldsmid is the surname of a family of Anglo-Jewish bankers, descended from Aaron Goldsmid, a Dutch merchant who settled in England in the mid-18th century. Notable members of the family include Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808-1878) and his nephew Sir Julian Goldsmid (1838-1896), both of whom were Members of Parliament.