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Hogarth, Georgina (1827–1917), companion and confidante of Charles Dickens, was born on 22 January 1827 at 2 Nelson Street, Edinburgh, the eighth of ten children of George Hogarth (1783–1870), friend and legal adviser of Sir Walter Scott and subsequently professional music critic and journalist, and his wife, ...

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Stanhope [née Forester], Anne Elizabeth, countess of Chesterfield (1802–1885), political confidante, second child and eldest daughter of Cecil Forester (later Weld-Forester), first Baron Forester (1767–1828), and his wife, Lady Katherine Manners (1779–1829), second daughter of the fourth duke of Rutland, was born on 7 September 1802. Her father, who inherited ...

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Stanley [married name Montagu], (Beatrice) Venetia (1887–1948), prime minister's confidante, was born at Easthorpe, Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 22 August 1887, the youngest of the seven children to survive to adulthood of Edward Lyulph Stanley (1839–1925), educationist, who succeeded as ...

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(Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (1887–1948) by unknown photographer, c. 1914 © reserved