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Thorold, Sir Nathaniel, baronet (d. 1764), entrepreneur and adventurer, was the son of John Thorold and his wife Anne (née Alcock), of the Grantham branch of the family. He inherited Harmston Hall, Lincolnshire, quite unexpectedly in January 1738 following the death of his distant cousin ...

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Frances Anne Vane, marchioness of Londonderry (1800–1865) by Simon Jacques Rochard private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Vane, Frances Anne, marchioness of Londonderry (1800–1865), society hostess and businesswoman, was born on 17 January 1800 in St James's Square, London, the only child of Sir Henry (Harry) Vane-Tempest, baronet (1771–1813), and his wife, Anne Catherine MacDonnell, in her own right countess of Antrim...