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Robert Andrews (1725–1806) by Thomas Gainsborough, c.1750 © National Gallery, London / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Andrews, Robert (1725–1806), landowner and subject of a painting by Thomas Gainsborough, was born at Bulmer, Essex, on 10 November 1725, the son of Robert Andrews (1661–1735) and his fourth wife, Martha (d. 1749), the daughter of James Brewster (d. 1725)...

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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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Middleton, John (1751–1833), surveyor and agriculturist, was born at Barford Moor, Winston, co. Durham, in February 1751, and baptized at Winston on 3 March 1751, the eldest son of Edward Middleton (1723–1801), a farmer, and his wife, Sarah, née Collyer (c.1724–1810)...

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Stone, Thomas Brace (bap. 1753, d. 1815), agricultural writer and land surveyor, was baptized at Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, on 26 November 1753, the fifth son of Richard Stone (d. 1782/3), and his wife, Ann, née Arnold, who died before her husband. Richard Stone...

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Wyndham, George O'Brien, third earl of Egremont (1751–1837), art patron, agriculturist, and philanthropist, was born on 18 December 1751 and baptized on 9 January 1752 at St Margaret's, Westminster. He was the eldest son of Charles Wyndham, second earl of Egremont (1710–1763), statesman, patron, and collector, and his wife, ...

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George O'Brien Wyndham, third earl of Egremont (1751–1837) by Thomas Phillips National Trust Photographic Library / A. C. Cooper