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Bentinck, Margaret Cavendish [née Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley], duchess of Portland (1715–1785), collector of art and natural history specimens and patron of arts and sciences, was born on 11 February 1715 in London, the only surviving child of Edward Harley, later second earl of Oxford...

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Margaret Cavendish Bentinck [Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley], duchess of Portland (1715–1785) by Joseph Brown, pubd 1861 (after Christian Friedrich Zincke, 1738) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blewitt, (John) Octavian (1810–1884), writer and literary administrator, was born on 3 October 1810 at St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate, London, the son of John Edwards Blewitt (d. 1860), merchant, and Caroline, daughter of Peter Symons, mayor of Plymouth. Much of his childhood was spent in ...

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Blount, William, fourth Baron Mountjoy (c. 1478–1534), courtier and literary patron, was born in the parish of Barton Blount, Derbyshire. His father, John Blount, third Baron Mountjoy [see under Blount, Walter, first Baron Mountjoy], died in 1485 and William succeeded to the title as a minor. His uncle ...

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Bodenham [Bodnam], John (c. 1559–1610), literary patron and grocer, was born in London, perhaps in the parish of St Stephen Walbrook. He was the eldest son in a family of five children of William Bodnam (d. 1580), grocer, and his wife, Katherine Wanton (...

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Boys [née Illey], Sibylle, Lady Boys (b. c. 1370, d. in or after 1455), literary patron, was the daughter and heir of Sir Robert Illey of Plumstead Parva in Norfolk (d. c.1398) and his wife, Katherine Gymyngham (d. 1417)...

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Burdett [née Francis], Jane, Lady Burdett (d. 1637), literary patron, was the only daughter and heir of William Francis of Foremark, near Repton, Derbyshire, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Francis of Ticknall. Details of her early life are unknown. In 1602 she married ...

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Carey [Carew], Elizabeth, Lady Hunsdon [née Elizabeth Spencer; other married name Elizabeth Eure, Lady Eure] (1552–1618), literary patron, was born on 29 June 1552 at Althorp, Northamptonshire, the sixth child of thirteen born to Sir John Spencer (d. 1586), of Wormleighton...