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Butler, James, first duke of Ormond (1610–1688), lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born at Clerkenwell, Middlesex, on 19 October 1610.

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Cornwallis, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805), governor-general of India and lord lieutenant of Ireland, the sixth child and eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, fifth Baron and first Earl Cornwallis (1700–1762), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1785), daughter of Charles ‘Turnip’ Townshend, second Viscount Townshend...

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Cromwell, Henry (1628–1674), soldier, politician, and lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born on 20 January 1628 at Huntingdon and baptized there at All Saints' Church on 29 January, the fifth of nine children and fourth among the five sons of Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658)...

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Drummond, George (1687–1766), accountant-general of excise in Scotland and local politician, was born on 27 June 1687, probably at Edinburgh, although in some accounts his place of birth is given as Newton Castle in Perthshire, where his father had business and family connections. He was one of at least three children of the factor and merchant ...

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Montagu, Edward, first Baron Montagu of Boughton (1562/3–1644), politician and local administrator, was the second son of Sir Edward Montagu (c.1532–1602) of Boughton Castle, in the parish of Weekley, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1542–1618), daughter of Sir James Harington...

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Platt (née Myatt), Beryl Catherine, Baroness Platt of Writtle (1923–2015), engineer, local government politician, and public servant, was born on 18 April 1923 at Holmwood, Westleigh Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, the daughter of Ernest Myatt (1889–1950), bank clerk, and his wife, ...

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Radcliffe, Thomas, third earl of Sussex (1526/7–1583), lord lieutenant of Ireland and courtier, was the eldest son of Henry Radcliffe, second earl of Sussex (d. 1557) [see under Radcliffe, Robert, first earl of Sussex], and his first wife, Lady Elizabeth (...

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Toynbee [née Atwood], Charlotte Maria (1841–1931), college administrator and local government official, was born on 30 March 1841 in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the only daughter of William Atwood and his wife, Charlotte Maria, née Hodgskins, of Odiham. She had one brother. Her father was a linguist and clerk in the ...

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Wallas, Katharine Talbot (1864–1944), educationist and local government official, was born at the vicarage in Barnstaple, north Devon, on 11 April 1864, the eldest daughter of the Revd Gilbert Innes Wallas (1820–1890) and his wife, Frances Talbot Peacock. She had one brother, Graham Wallas...

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Wentworth, Thomas, first earl of Strafford (1593–1641), lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born on Good Friday, 13 April 1593, in a house in Chancery Lane, London, which belonged to his grandfather Robert Atkinson, a barrister of the Inner Temple. He was baptized on 22 April at ...