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Brydges, Grey, fifth Baron Chandos (1578/9–1621), courtier and landowner, was the son of William Brydges, fourth Baron Chandos (d. 1602), and his wife, Mary Hopton (d. 1624), daughter of Owen Hopton. He was presumably born at the family seat at Sudeley, Gloucestershire...

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Bulkeley, Sir Richard (c. 1540–1621), landowner and courtier, was the eldest of six sons and the heir of Sir Richard Bulkeley (c.1523/4–1572), landowner, of Hen Blas, Beaumaris, Anglesey, and Cheadle, Cheshire, and his first wife, Margaret, daughter of Sir John Savage...

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Cathcart, Alan, of that ilk, first Lord Cathcart (c. 1430–1496), landowner and courtier, was the eldest son of Alan Cathcart of that ilk; his mother's name is not known. Alan senior was a hostage in England for the ransom of James I from 1432 until exchanged for ...

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Cope, Sir Anthony (1486/7–1551), landowner and courtier, was the second recorded son of William Cope (c.1440–1513), cofferer to Henry VII, of Bedhampton, Hampshire, and Hanwell, Oxfordshire, and an unknown second wife. His father married three times, and Anthony had at least one elder half-brother, ...

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Fitzpatrick, Barnaby, second baron of Upper Ossory (c. 1535–1581), courtier and landowner, was the eldest son and heir of five children of Barnaby (Brian) Fitzpatrick, first baron of Upper Ossory (d. 1575), chieftain and landowner, and Margaret, eldest daughter of Piers Butler, ...

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Fleming, Sir David (d. 1406), landowner and courtier, was the son of Malcolm Fleming (d. c.1390), lord of Biggar and Cumbernauld, and his wife, Christian. A middle-ranking baron, he rose to prominence in the service of David II and Robert III...

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Goodere, Sir Henry (bap. 1571, d. 1627), landowner and courtier, was the only son of Sir William Goodere (d. after 1607) of Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, and of Berkshire, and his wife, Mary (fl. 1560–c.1571), the daughter and heiress of ...

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John Harington, first Baron Harington of Exton (1539/4040–1613) by unknown artist, 1592 Parham House and Gardens

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Harington, John, first Baron Harington of Exton (1539/40–1613), courtier and landowner, was the eldest son of Sir James Harington (c.1511–1592), landowner and administrator, of Exton Hall, Rutland, and his wife, Lucy (c.1520–c.1591), daughter of Sir William Sidney...

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Lindsay, Alexander, first Lord Spynie (c. 1563–1607), landowner and courtier, was the fourth son of David Lindsay, tenth earl of Crawford (1526/7–1574) [see under Lindsay, David, eleventh earl of Crawford], and Margaret, an illegitimate daughter of Cardinal David Beaton, archbishop of ...

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Manners, Roger (c. 1536–1607), courtier and landowner, was the third son of Thomas Manners, first earl of Rutland and thirteenth Baron Ros (c. 1497–1543), soldier, administrator, and his second wife, Eleanor (d. 1551), daughter of Sir William Paston of Paston, Norfolk. He went to ...

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Maxwell, Herbert, first Lord Maxwell (c. 1390–1453), courtier and landowner, was the eldest son of Sir Herbert Maxwell of Caerlaverock and his wife, Katherine, daughter of John Stewart of Dalswinton. The younger Herbert succeeded his father in 1420 and was knighted at the coronation of ...

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Poyntz, Sir Robert (b. late 1440s, d. 1520), courtier and landowner, was the son of John Poyntz (d. 1465/6), landowner, of Iron Acton, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Alice Cocks, who came from a Bristol merchant family. While a minor his wardship and marriage were granted to ...

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(Edward) John Spencer, eighth Earl Spencer (1924–1992) by Rodrigo Moynihan, c. 1945 © reserved; Althorp

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Spencer, (Edward) John, eighth Earl Spencer (1924–1992), landowner and courtier, was born on 24 January 1924 at 24 Sussex Square, London, the only son of Albert Edward John Spencer, seventh Earl Spencer (1892–1975), and his wife, Lady Cynthia Elinor Beatrix Hamilton (1897–1972), second daughter of the ...