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Attlee [née Millar], Violet Helen, Countess Attlee (1895–1965), charity fund-raiser and prime minister’s wife, was born at Heathdown, East Heath Road, Hampstead, on 20 November 1895, the youngest of eleven children of Henry Edward Millar (1856–1912), a commission merchant in import/export trade, and his wife, ...

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Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos- Grenville, second duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797–1861) by Samuel Freeman, pubd 1836 (after Anne Mee) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grenville, Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-, second duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797–1861), politician and bankrupt aristocrat, was born at Stowe, Buckinghamshire, on 11 February 1797, the only child of Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, first duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1776–1839), and his wife, Anna Eliza (1779–1836)...

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Minshull [Mynshul], Geffray (bap. 1594, d. 1668), debtor and author, was baptized at Nantwich on 25 October 1594, the son of a Cheshire gentleman, Edward Minshull of Stoke manor, Nantwich (c.1559–1628), and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Thomas Mainwaring. Geffray Minshull...

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Parker [née Masgreave], Ellen [Helen] (bap. 1790, d. 1828), pauper and letter writer, was baptized on 7 June 1790 at Alton in Staffordshire, sixth of the eight children of John Masgreave (1749–1817), farmer, and his wife, Ann Jenkinson (bap. 1755, d...

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Saxby [née Howell], Mary (1738–1801), vagrant and memoirist, was born in London, the daughter of John Howell, a silk weaver, and his wife, Susanna, who died soon afterwards during childbirth. Mary's father remarried and had two further sons, one of whom—together with ...

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Skeffington, Clotworthy, second earl of Massereene (1742–1805), landowner and debtor, was the son of Clotworthy Skeffington, sixth viscount and first earl of Massereene (d. 1757), and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Henry Eyre of Rowter, Derbyshire. He was born on 28 January 1742 in ...

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Stephenson, Rowland (1782–1856), art collector, politician, and bankrupt, was born at sea between Florida and England on 19 May 1782 and baptized at St Andrew's Church, Holborn, London, on 2 August. He was the third surviving son and fifth of eight children of ...

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Yorke, Charles Philip [nicknamed Champagne Charlie], fifth earl of Hardwicke (1836–1897), landowner and bankrupt dandy, was born on 23 April 1836 at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, the eldest son of the five sons and three daughters of Charles Philip Yorke, fourth earl of Hardwicke...