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Annesley, James (1715–1760), peerage claimant, was born at Dunmain, co. Wexford, the son of Arthur Annesley, fourth Baron Altham (1688/9–1727); the identity of his mother is disputed. According to Annesley's account, his mother was Lord Altham's second wife, Mary Sheffield (d. 1729)...

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D'Este, Sir Augustus Frederick (1794–1848), peerage claimant, was born on 13 January 1794, the son of Augustus Frederick, duke of Sussex (1773–1843), and Lady Augusta Murray (bap. 1761, d. 1830), second daughter of the fourth earl of Dunmore. Their marriage, which took place in ...

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Howard, Walter Hope Long (1759–1830/31), peerage claimant, was born on 10 May 1759 and baptized on 10 June at St Anne's, Soho, the son of William Howard (1724/5–1777) and his wife, Catherine Tidcomb or Titcombe (bap. 1725, d. 1778), the daughter of ...

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Knollys, Charles, styled fourth earl of Banbury (bap. 1662, d. 1740), peerage claimant and duellist, was baptized at Boughton, Northamptonshire, on 3 June 1662, the eldest son of Nicholas Knollys (1631–1674) [see under Knollys, William, first earl of Banbury], who claimed to be ...

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Neville, Edmund (b. before 1555, d. in or after 1620), peerage claimant, was the son and heir of Richard Neville (d. 1590), who held the manors of Penwyn and Wyke Sapie in Worcestershire, and Barbara Arden of Park Hill in the same county. As a young man, according to his letter of 1620 to ...

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Percy, James (1619–c. 1690), peerage claimant, was born at Harrowden, Northamptonshire, the eldest surviving son of Henry Percy, a servant in the household of Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon, and his wife, Lydia, daughter of Robert Cope of Horton, Northamptonshire. The elder Percy...

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Thom [Tom], John Nichols [alias Sir William Courtenay] (bap. 1799, d. 1838), impostor and lunatic, was baptized on 10 November 1799 at St Columb Major, Cornwall, the only son (he had one sister) of William Thom (or Tom), a small farmer and innkeeper, and his wife, ...

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Tichborne claimant (d. 1898) by Maull & Co, early 1870s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Tichborne claimant (d. 1898), claimant of baronetcy, was the person who identified himself, in a series of dramatic legal cases, to be the long-lost Sir Roger Tichborne. The Claimant, as he was commonly known, is usually assumed not to have been Sir Roger Tichborne...