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Ashworth [married name Jewill-Rogers], Mary Howard [May] (1863–1928), businesswoman and official typist to the houses of parliament, was born in the vicarage at Holme Abbey, Cumberland, on 10 February 1863, the eldest of seven children of Arthur Ashworth (1834–1874), vicar of Holme Cultram...

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Bowyer, Robert (c. 1560–1621), parliamentary official and politician, was the younger son of William Bowyer (d. 1569/70) of Wimbledon, Surrey, bailiff of Westminster and keeper of the records in the Tower, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire...

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Browne, John (c. 1608–1691), parliamentary official, was the only child of Thomas Browne (d. 1621), citizen and grocer of London, and his wife, Joan, whose surname may have been Wilson. He belonged to a family which originated at Bury St Edmunds. On his father's death in 1621 he was adopted by his uncle ...

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Catherwood, Sir Henry Frederick Ross (Fred) (1925–2014), businessman, politician, and evangelical leader, was born on 30 January 1925 in Creagh, near Bellaghy, County Londonderry, the eldest of three children of (Harold Matthew) Stuart Catherwood (1899–1973), haulier and bus company owner, and his wife ...

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Cherry, Sir Benjamin Lennard (1869–1932), lawyer and parliamentary draftsman, was born on 30 August 1869 at Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire, the son of the Revd Benjamin Newman Cherry of Clipsham rectory, Oakham, and his wife, Rosa Georgina Barrett Lennard. He was educated at Winchester College...

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Cowper, Henry (c. 1753–1840), clerk assistant of the House of Lords, was the youngest of the three sons of Lieutenant-General Spencer Cowper (c.1724–1797) of Ham Common, Surrey, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of John Baber. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford...

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Henry Cowper (c. 1753–1840) by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1828 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Dyson, Jeremiah (1722?–1776), clerk of the House of Commons and politician, was the eldest son of Jeremiah Dyson of Bartholomew Close, London, from whom in 1730 he inherited extensive estates in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Bedfordshire. Horace Walpole's description of his father as 'a tailor' therefore smacks of snobbery. The diarist also recalled that young ...

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Elsynge, Henry (bap. 1577, d. 1635), parliamentary official, belonged to a family that came originally from Duxworth in Cambridgeshire and was baptized on 21 August 1577 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. He was the eldest of the three sons and second of the four children of another ...

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Elsynge [Elsyng], Henry (bap. 1606, d. 1656), clerk of the House of Commons, was baptized on 2 March 1606 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, the elder of the two surviving sons of Henry Elsynge (bap. 1577, d. 1635), clerk of the parliaments, and his wife, ...