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Hay, Sir John (1816–1892), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born on 23 June 1816 at Little Ythsie, Aberdeenshire, the eldest son of John Hay (b. c.1790), a farmer, and his wife, Jean Mair (b. c.1794). He was educated at ...

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Jennings, Sir Patrick Alfred (1831–1897), pastoralist, and politician in Australia, was born at Newry, co. Down, Ireland, on 20 March 1831, the son of Francis Jennings, a linen merchant, and his wife, Mary O'Neil. Both parents traced direct descent from families who had forfeited local estates for religious reasons under ...

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Morphett, Sir John (1809–1892), landowner and politician in Australia, was born in Holborn, London, on 4 May 1809, the son of Nathaniel Morphett (1778–1848) and his wife, Mary Gliddon (d. 1849), of Cummins, Ide, Devon. His father was a London solicitor, from a Kentish family; his mother's family was associated with a coterie which included ...

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Nelson, Sir Hugh Muir (1833–1906), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, on 31 December 1833, the son of William Lambie Nelson LLD (d. 1887), a Presbyterian minister and sheep farmer, and his wife, Agnes, née Muir. He was educated at ...

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Palmer, Sir Arthur Hunter (1819–1898), politician and pastoralist in Australia, was born on 28 December 1819 in Armagh, Ireland, the elder son of Lieutenant Arthur Palmer RN (d. 1836), and his second wife, Emily (1797–1826), the daughter of Robert Hunter of Dublin...

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William Charles Wentworth (1790–1872) by unknown photographer La Trobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria

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Wentworth, William Charles (1790–1872), politician and landowner in Australia, was born on 13 August 1790 on board the Surprize, in harbour at Cascade Bay, Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean, eldest son of D'Arcy Wentworth (1762–1827), a surgeon from Portadown, co. Armagh, and his mistress, ...