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Bowyer, Sir George, seventh baronet (1811–1883), jurist and politician, was born on 8 October 1811 at Radley Park, near Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest son of Sir George Bowyer, sixth baronet (1783–1860), of Denham Court, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Anne Hammond, daughter of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Douglas RN...

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Hamilton, Thomas, earl of Melrose and first earl of Haddington (1563–1637), lawyer and politician, was the eldest son of Thomas Hamilton of Priestfield (fl. 1547–1610) and his first wife, Elizabeth Heriot (fl. 1558–1563).

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Matthews, Henry, Viscount Llandaff (1826–1913), lawyer and politician, was born on 13 January 1826 in Ceylon, the second of three children and only son of Henry Matthews (1789–1828), a puisne judge in Ceylon, and his wife, Emma (d. 1861). His father, the son of ...

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Napier, Sir Oliver John (1935–2011), solicitor and politician, was born on 11 July 1935 at 34 Malone Avenue, Belfast, the son of James Joseph Napier, solicitor, and his wife, Sarah Frances (Sheila), née Bready, teacher. In 1941, during the Second World War, the family relocated and his early years were spent near ...

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Sadleir, John (1813–1856), politician and swindler, was born on 17 November 1813 at Shronell House in the parish of Shronell, co. Tipperary. He was the fifth of seven children of Clement William Sadleir, farmer and middleman, reputedly descended from Henry Sadeleyer of Hackney...

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Wheatley, John Thomas, Baron Wheatley (1908–1988), politician and judge, was born on 17 January 1908 at 231 Main Street, Shettleston, Glasgow, the third and youngest child of Patrick Wheatley (1875–1937), sometime miner and later publisher, who was born in co. Waterford, and his wife, ...