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Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner, was baptized at Hollingbourne, Kent, on 20 October 1576, the eldest son of Martin Barnham of Hollingbourne (1547×50–1610) and his first wife, Ursula (d. 1579), daughter of Robert Rudston of Boughton Monchelsea...

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Blount, Thomas (1605/6–1678), landowner and local politician, was the second son of the six sons and two daughters born to Edward Blount (1559–1618), lawyer and landowner, and his second wife, Fortune, daughter of the London merchant Sir William Garway (Garraway). The Blount family held the manor and ...

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Browne, Thomas, fourth Viscount Kenmare (1726–1795), landowner and politician, was born in April 1726, probably at Killarney, co. Kerry, the second of four children of Valentine Browne, third Viscount Kenmare (1695–1736), landowner, and his first wife, Honoria Butler (d. 1730), daughter of ...

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Hill [née Sandys], Mary, marchioness of Downshire and suo jure Baroness Sandys of Ombersley (1764–1836), landowner and politician, was born on 19 September 1764, the daughter and heir of Colonel Martin Sandys (c.1729–1768), and his wife, Mary (d. 1769)...

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Leigh, Thomas, first Baron Leigh (1594/5–1672), landowner and local politician, was the eldest son of Sir John Leigh (d. 1608) of Stoneleigh and Ursula, daughter of Sir Christopher Hoddesdon of Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, and great-grandson of Sir Thomas Leigh (d. 1571). He was educated at ...

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Sir John Lowther of Lowther, first baronet (1606–1675) by unknown artist private collection

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Lowther, Sir John, of Lowther, first baronet (1606–1675), landowner and local politician, was born on 20 February 1606, probably at Rydal Hall, Westmorland, and baptized on 27 February, the eldest of five children of Sir John Lowther (1582–1637) of Lowther, and of his wife, ...

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Parsons, Sir Lawrence, first baronet (c. 1637–1698), landowner and local politician, was the eldest son of William Parsons (d. 1652) of Birr, King's county, and his wife, Dorothy, daughter of Sir Thomas Philips of Newtownlimavady, co. Londonderry. William was the son of ...

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Shirley, Sir Henry, second baronet (1589–1633), landowner and local politician, was born on 4 January 1589 at Somerton, Oxfordshire, the eldest of the five children of Sir George Shirley, first baronet (1559–1622), and his first wife, Frances (c.1564–1595), daughter of Henry Berkeley, ...

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Stuart, James (1775–1849), landowner, politician, and factory inspector, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Stuart (1745/6–1826), of Dunearn in Fife, and Mary, the daughter of the Revd Dr John Erskine. His father was minister of Cramond, on the Firth of Forth, and later a physician in ...