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Bertie, Charles (1640/41–1711), diplomat and treasurer of the ordnance, was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, second earl of Lindsey (1607/8–1666), and his first wife, Martha (bap. 1605, d. 1641), daughter of Sir William Cokayne of Rushton, Northamptonshire, and the widow of ...

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Gage, Sir John (1479–1556), military administrator and courtier, was born on 28 October 1479 at Burstow, Surrey, the only son of William Gage of Burstow (d. 1497) and Agnes (d. 1501), daughter of Bartholomew Bolney, of Bolney, Sussex. He was baptized the same day at ...

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Sir John Gage (1479–1556) by Hans Holbein the younger The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Thompson, Sir Robert Grainger Ker (1916–1992), colonial official and military adviser, was born at Malcolm Cottage, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, on 12 April 1916, the son of Canon (William) Grainger Thompson and his wife, Margaret Marion, née Ker. Educated at Marlborough College and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge...