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Berkeley, Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon, eighth earl of Berkeley (1865–1942), physical chemist and landowner, was born on 31 January 1865 at Ixelles, Brussels, the third son—but the only one born after his parents' marriage—of George Lennox Rawdon Berkeley (1827–1888) and his wife, Cécile (...

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Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner, was born in Dublin on 26 March 1789, the eldest of three sons (there were no daughters) of General Gonville Bromhead (1758–1822) of Thurlby, Lincolnshire, who was created baronet in 1806, and his wife, ...

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A. M. Clerke

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Cooper, Edward Joshua (1798–1863), landowner and astronomer, was born in May 1798 at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, the eldest of the three sons of Edward Synge Cooper (d. 1830), a landowner, and his wife, Anne, the daughter of Harry Verelst, governor of ...

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C. H. Derby

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Fleetwood, Thomas (1659x61–1717), owner and reclaimer of land, was the eldest of the family of three sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Fleetwood, baronet (1628–1721), of Calwich, Staffordshire, and his wife, Anne (1623/4–1720), daughter of Sir Edward Golding, baronet, of Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire...

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Gordon, Sir Robert, of Gordonstoun, third baronet (1647–1704), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 7 March 1647 at Gordonstoun, in the parish of Drainie, Elgin, the first son and heir of the eight children born to Sir Ludovic Gordon of Gordonstoun, second baronet...

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Howard, Charles (1630–1713), landowner and natural philosopher, was born on 13 September 1630, the fourth son in the family of nine sons and three daughters of Henry Frederick Howard, fifteenth earl of Arundel (1608–1652), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Stuart (d. 1674)...

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Wrottesley, John, second Baron Wrottesley (1798–1867), landowner and astronomer, was born at Wrottesley Hall, Tettenhall, Staffordshire, on 5 August 1798.

His father, John Wrottesley first Baron Wrottesley (1771–1841), politician, born on 25 October 1771, was the eldest son of Major-General Sir John Wrottesley, ...