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Beresford, Henry de la Poer, third marquess of Waterford (1811–1859), reprobate and landowner, was born on 26 April 1811 at 5 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of Henry de la Poer Beresford, second marquess of Waterford (1772–1826), and his wife, Lady Susanna Hussey Carpenter (1784–1827)...

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See Crichton, James [called the Admirable Crichton]

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Delaval, Sir Francis Blake (1727–1771), rake, was born on 16 March 1727, the second child and eldest son of Francis Blake Delaval (bap. 1692, d. 1752) [see under Delaval family] of Seaton Delaval and Ford, Northumberland, and his wife, Rhoda (...

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Harris, James Thomas [Frank] (1856?–1931), journalist and rogue, was probably born on 14 February 1856, in a thatched cabin at Galway, third son and fourth of the five children of Thomas Vernon Harris (1814–1899), a mariner, and his wife, Anne (1816–1859/60), daughter of ...

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James Thomas Harris (1856?–1931) by Alvin Langdon Coburn, 1913 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hervey, Frederick William John Augustus, seventh marquess of Bristol (1954–1999), wastrel, was born on 15 September 1954 at 35 Weymouth Street, St Marylebone, London, the eldest son of Victor Frederick Cochrane Hervey, Earl Jermyn and sixth marquess of Bristol (1915–1985), and his first wife, ...

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Hoffman, William (1867–1941), traveller and rogue, the son of William Hoffman, a surgical maker, was born in Bernburg, Anhalt, on 10 October 1867 but brought up in England from 1877. The explorer Henry Stanley met him in London in 1884 and employed him, despite his total inexperience, as his servant or valet. ...

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Howell, Charles Augustus (1840?–1890), artists' agent and rogue, was born on 10 March, probably in 1840, in Porto, Portugal, the youngest of the six children of Alfred William Howell, an English drawing master and wine merchant, and Dona Enriqueta Amelia de Souza De Rosa Coehlo...

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Warner, Samuel Alfred (1793/4–1853), charlatan, was born at Heathfield, Sussex, the son of William Warner, a carpenter. His own fanciful account of his early years was contradicted by information later confided to Sir Robert Peel when Peel was becoming convinced of Warner's deceit (...