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John Sholto Douglas, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900) by Richard William Thomas, pubd 1896 Horsham Museum (Horsham District Council); photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Douglas, John Sholto, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900), sportsman and controversialist, was born in Florence on 20 July 1844, the first son of Archibald William Douglas, eighth marquess (1818–1858), and Caroline Margaret (1821–1904), daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clayton of Harleyford, Buckinghamshire. He was the brother of the author and traveller ...

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Russell, John [Jack] [called the Sporting Parson] (1795–1883), Church of England clergyman and sportsman, was born on 21 December 1795 at Dartmouth, Devon, the eldest son of John Russell (1760–1847), rector of South Hill, near Callington, Cornwall, and later of Iddesleigh, Devon...

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John Russell (1795–1883) by Joseph Brown, pubd 1870 (after Button & Sons) © National Portrait Gallery, London