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Blunt, Anthony Frederick (1907–1983), art historian and spy, was born at Holy Trinity vicarage, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 26 September 1907, the third and youngest son (there were no daughters) of the Revd (Arthur) Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Violet (1880–1969)...

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Brierly, Sir Oswald Walters (1817–1894), marine painter and naval engineer, was born at Chester on 19 May 1817, the son of Dr Thomas Brierly (d. in or before 1872), a physician and amateur artist. After schooling in Chester, he became a pupil at ...

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Cavendish, William, first duke of Newcastle upon Tyne (bap. 1593, d. 1676), writer, patron, and royalist army officer, was born at Handsworth Manor, Yorkshire, and was baptized in the parish on 16 December 1593. He was the second of three children, the first having died in infancy, of ...

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Crealock, John North (1836–1895), army officer and artist, was born on 21 May 1836, the second son of William Betton Crealock of Langeston, Littleham, near Bideford. Educated at Rugby School, he was commissioned as ensign in the 95th (Derbyshire) regiment on 13 October 1854 and promoted lieutenant on 9 February 1855. From May 1855 to June 1856 he was inspector of musketry at ...

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Erskine, John, styled twenty-second or sixth earl of Mar and Jacobite duke of Mar (bap. 1675, d. 1732), Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect, was born on the lowland family estate at Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and baptized at Alloa parish church on 21 January 1675. He was the first of four surviving children of ...

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Guise, John (1682/3–1765), army officer and art collector, was the son of William Guise (bap. 1652, d. 1683) of Ablode Court, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire (where John was born), professor of oriental languages at Oxford, and his wife, Frances, the daughter and coheir of George Southcote...

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Hubback, Arthur Benison (1871–1948), architect and army officer, was born on 13 April 1871 at 74 Rodney Street, Liverpool, the eldest of the three sons and two daughters of Joseph Hubback (1814–1882), merchant and lord mayor (in 1870) of Liverpool, and his third wife, ...

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Lytton, Neville Stephen Bulwer-, third earl of Lytton (1879–1951), artist and army officer, was born on 6 February 1879 in Calcutta, the fourth son and youngest of seven children of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, second Baron Lytton (1831–1891), who was created earl of Lytton...

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Rosenberg, Isaac (1890–1918), artist and poet, was born at 5 Victoria Square, The Temple, Bristol, on 25 November 1890, the second child and second son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Barnett (formerly Dovber) Rosenberg (b. 1859/60), a Lithuanian who had emigrated from ...

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Thurstan, Anna Violet [Violetta] (1879–1978), nurse and weaver, was born at Claremont, Ore, Sussex, on 4 February 1879, the eldest child and only daughter of Edward Paget Thurstan (1851–1941), surgeon, and his wife, Anna, née Reid (b. 1851). Her grandfather was Joseph Thurstan (...