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Bentinck, Lord William Henry Cavendish- [known as Lord William Bentinck] (1774–1839), army officer, diplomatist, and governor-general of India, was born on 14 September 1774 at Burlington House in London, the second son of William Henry Cavendish Cavendish-Bentinck, third duke of Portland (1738–1809)...

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Lord William Henry Cavendish- Bentinck (1774–1839) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1804 private collection

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Thomas Bruce, seventh earl of Elgin and eleventh earl of Kincardine (1766–1841) by Anton Graff, 1787 The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T.

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Bruce, Thomas, seventh earl of Elgin and eleventh earl of Kincardine (1766–1841), diplomatist and army officer, was born at the family home, Broomhall, Fife, Scotland, on 20 July 1766, the son of Charles Bruce, fifth earl of Elgin and ninth earl of Kincardine...

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Cadogan, William, Earl Cadogan (1671/2–1726), army officer and diplomat, was born at Liscarton, co. Meath, the eldest son of Henry Cadogan (d. 1715), barrister, and his wife, Bridget, daughter of Sir Hardress Waller. His grandfather was Major William Cadogan, governor of Trim...

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William Cadogan, Earl Cadogan (1671/22–1726) attrib. Louis Laguerre, c. 1716 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cameron, Charles Duncan (d. 1870), army officer and diplomatist, was the son of Colonel Charles Cameron, 3rd Buffs, who had served in the Peninsular War. He entered the army by purchase as ensign in the 45th foot on 19 May 1846, serving the regiment until July 1851. He was attached to the native levies during the ...

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Cathcart, Charles Schaw, ninth Lord Cathcart (1721–1776), army officer and diplomat, was born in Edinburgh on 21 March 1721, the third but eldest surviving son of Charles Cathcart eighth Lord Cathcart (1685/6–1740), and his first wife, Marion Schaw (1700–1733), the daughter of ...

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Cochrane, Sir John (b. c. 1604, d. in or after 1657), army officer and diplomat, was the eldest of the nine children of Alexander Blair (d. 1640/41), who assumed the name Cochrane on his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of William Cochrane of ...

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John Dalrymple, second earl of Stair (1673–1747) by Allan Ramsay, c. 1744 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London