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Bathurst, Charles, first Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), agriculturist and politician, was born in London on 21 September 1867, the second but first surviving son of the barrister Charles Bathurst (1836–1907), of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he owned 4000 acres of land, and his wife, ...

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1778 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Conyngham, William Burton (1733–1796), politician and improver, was born William Burton in 1733, the second son of Francis Burton (1696–1743), politician and landowner, of Buncraggy, co. Clare, Ireland, and Mary Conyngham (d. 1737), the only surviving daughter of Major-General Henry Conyngham and the sister of ...

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John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 (after John James Halls) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curwen, John Christian (1756–1828), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 July 1756 at Ewanrigg, Dearham, Cumberland, the eldest to survive infancy of the sons of John Christian of Ewanrigg, and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Eldred Curwen of Workington Hall, Cumberland...

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George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732–1818) by John Opie Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Hatton, Murray Edward Gordon Finch-, twelfth earl of Winchilsea and seventh earl of Nottingham (1851–1898), politician and agriculturist, was born on 28 March 1851 at Wilton Crescent, London, the second son of the ultra-tory, anti-Catholic politician George William Finch-Hatton, tenth earl of Winchilsea and fifth earl of Nottingham...

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Kinnear, John Boyd (1828–1920), politician and agriculturist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 March 1828, the eldest son of Charles Kinnear (b. 1795?), of Kinloch, Fife, and Christiana Boyd Greenshields. He was educated at home and then at the universities of St Andrews...