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Michael Kitson

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Blunt, Anthony Frederick (1907–1983), art historian and spy, was born at Holy Trinity vicarage, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 26 September 1907, the third and youngest son (there were no daughters) of the Revd (Arthur) Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Violet (1880–1969)...

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Anthony Frederick Blunt (1907–1983) by Snowdon, 1963 Snowdon / Camera Press, London

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Brett, Sir Charles Edward Bainbridge (1928–2005), solicitor and architectural historian, was born on 30 October 1928 at Glenard, Holywood, co. Down, the eldest son of Charles Anthony Brett (1897–1988), solicitor, and his wife, (Elizabeth) Joyce, née Carter. His father was senior partner of ...

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Sir Charles Edward Bainbridge Brett (1928–2005) by Jill Jennings Country Life Picture Library

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Andrew Caldwell (1733–1808) by Robert Woodburn, 1793 by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Caldwell, Andrew (1733–1808), barrister and connoisseur of architecture, was born on 19 December 1733, the eldest of the ten children of Charles Caldwell (1707–1776), solicitor to the commissioners of revenue in Ireland, and his wife, Elizabeth (1709–1792), daughter of Benjamin Heywood, merchant, of ...

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Cave [married name Altof], Bertha (1881–1951), campaigner for opening the legal profession to women, was born at Park Lodge, Sundridge, Kent, on 14 November 1881, the daughter and elder of two children of James Thomas Cave (b. 1845), a domestic servant and later butler to ...

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Churchyard, Thomas (1798–1865), landscape painter and lawyer, was born on 22 January 1798 at the family home, a butcher's shop, opposite the Horse and Groom in the village of Melton, Suffolk, the only child of Jonathan Churchyard (1765–1825), cattle dealer, grazier, and butcher, and his wife, ...

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Cochrane, Kelso Benjamin (1926–1959), carpenter and murder victim, was born on 26 September 1926 in the small village of Johnson's Point, Antigua, the son of Stanley Cochrane, a carpenter and shipwright, and Johanna Valentine. He was one of eleven siblings and half-siblings. In 1942 he completed his education at the local government elementary school and began working with his father, who was renowned as one of the island's finest craftsmen. Opportunities were limited in ...

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Disney, John (1779–1857), barrister and art collector, born at Flintham Hall, Nottinghamshire, the home of his paternal uncle Lewis Disney, on 29 May 1779, was the eldest son of seven children of the Revd John Disney DD (1746–1816), a Church of England, and later Unitarian, clergyman, and his wife, ...

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Dowson, Sir Ernest MacLeod (1876–1950), colonial administrator and expert on land registration, was born on 19 November 1876 in India, the only son of Ernest Dowson, superintendent of the Indian government telegraph department. He was educated at the Isle of Wight College and the ...

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Duane, Matthew (1707–1785), lawyer and art patron, was of obscure family origins. It seems likely that he came from Ireland and that his education took place in a Catholic school on the continent. Prevented by his religion from being called to the bar, he was by his mid-thirties practising with great success as a ‘chamber counsel’ and conveyancer in ...

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Matthew Duane (1707–1785) by James Mitan, pubd 1798 (after Giles Hussey, 1774) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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L. H. Cust

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Gardelle, Théodore (1722–1761), murderer and painter, was born in Geneva on 30 November 1722, the son of Elie or Giovino Gardelle of Ravenna. He came of a family of goldsmiths and jewellers that probably also included the miniature painter Daniel Gardelle (1679–1753), who was also born in ...

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See Cato Street conspirators

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Ivie, John (c. 1580–1665), magistrate and goldsmith, was born in Wincanton, Somerset, one of at least four sons of Hugh Ivie. He moved to Salisbury before 1600, perhaps as apprentice to his goldsmith uncle, Robert Tyte, and by 1612, when he married Jane Puxton (...

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Thomas Patrick Keating (1917–1984) by unknown photographer unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Keating, Thomas Patrick (1917–1984), artist and faker, was born on 1 March 1917 in Forest Hill, London, the fourth child in the family of four sons and three daughters of Herbert Josiah Patrick O'Brian Keating, a house painter, and his wife, Louisa DeLieu...

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Payne, William (1717/18–1782), carpenter and constable, was probably born in London; details of his parents and background are unknown. He is now best remembered for his activities from the late 1750s in policing London streets and as an agitator against the capital's Roman Catholic community, but he worked first as a carpenter. He was apprenticed to a master in ...