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Lamport, William [Guillén Lombardo] (1611/1615–1659), soldier and spy, was born in Wexford, Ireland, probably on 25 February 1615, although his brother affirmed that his birth was in 1611. He was the youngest of four children of Richard Lamport (d. 1636?), merchant and scion of a noble Catholic Anglo-Irish family, and his wife, ...

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Morton, Sir Desmond John Falkiner (1891–1971), army officer and intelligence officer, was born on 13 November 1891 at 9 Hyde Park Gate, London, the only son of Colonel Charles Falkiner Morton (d. 1929), Royal Dragoons, and his wife, Edith Harriet, daughter of ...

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Sir Desmond John Falkiner Morton (1891–1971) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London