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Byerley, Robert (bap. 1660, d. 1714), racehorse owner, army officer, and politician, was baptized on 27 March 1660, the fourth (but second surviving) son of Anthony Byerley (bap. 1619, d. 1667), landowner, of Middridge Grange, Heighington, co. Durham, and his wife, Anne (...

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Harvey, Charles Barnet Cameron [Roscoe] (1900–1996), army officer and racing administrator, was born on 19 July 1900 in Sarawak, the son of Charles David Harvey, merchant of the Borneo Company. Following his father's death in 1901 he came to England with his mother. She rode to hounds with the ...

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Peel, Jonathan (1799–1879), politician, soldier, and patron of the turf, the fifth son of Sir Robert Peel, first baronet (1750–1830), cotton manufacturer, and his first wife, Ellen Yates (1766–1803), and brother of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, the politician, was born at Chamber Hall...

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Jonathan Peel (1799–1879) by Sir Francis Grant, exh. RA 1862 by permission of Huntingdon Town Council

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St Leger, Anthony (bap. 1731, d. 1786), army officer and racing enthusiast, was baptized in February 1731, presumably at or near Grangemellon, co. Kildare, the fourth of five sons of Sir John St Leger (d. 1743) of Grangemellon, twenty-eight years a baron (or judge) of the Irish ...

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Verney, John Henry Peyto, twentieth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1896–1986), horse-racing administrator and air force officer, was born on 21 May 1896 at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, the only child of Richard Greville Verney, nineteenth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1869–1923), and his wife, Marie Frances Lisette (...