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Hornby, Sir Simon Michael (1934–2010), businessman and gardener, was born at 20 Devonshire Place, London, on 29 December 1934, the elder son and second of three children of Michael Charles St John Hornby (1899–1987), businessman, and his wife, Nicolette Joan, née Ward (1907–1988)...

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Pearson, Weetman John Churchill, third Viscount Cowdray (1910–1995), businessman and landowner, was born on 27 February 1910 at Midhurst, Sussex, the only son and third of six children of Weetman Harold Miller Pearson, second Viscount Cowdray (1882–1933), Liberal MP for Eye from 1906 to 1918, and his wife, ...

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John Robert Russell, thirteenth duke of Bedford (1917–2002) by unknown photographer, 1959 © Popperfoto

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Russell, John Robert [Ian], thirteenth duke of Bedford (1917–2002), landowner and businessman, was born on 24 May 1917 at the home of his great-aunt, Lady Ela Russell, 51 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the eldest child of Hastings William Sackville Russell, then marquess of Tavistock, later twelfth duke of Bedford...

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See Sinclair, Archibald Henry Macdonald, first Viscount Thurso

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Smith, George Murray (1859–1919), businessman and landowner, was born on 4 February 1859 at 3 Finsbury Circus, London, the son of George Murray Smith (1824–1901), publisher and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography, and his wife, Elizabeth Blakeway (1825–1914). Educated at Harrow School...

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Henry Frederick Thynne, sixth marquess of Bath (1905–1992) by Eve Arnold, 1961 © Eve Arnold / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thynne, Henry Frederick, sixth marquess of Bath (1905–1992), landowner and businessman, was born in the great Elizabethan house of Longleat, Wiltshire, on 26 January 1905, the second son and youngest of five children of Thomas Henry Thynne, fifth marquess of Bath (1862–1946), and his wife, ...