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Bonython, Richard (bap. 1580, d. 1647x54), soldier and planter in America, was baptized on 8 April 1580 at St Columb Major, Cornwall, a younger son and one of eight children of John Bonython and his wife, Eleanor Myleinton. Nothing else is known of his early life. He married by 1607 ...

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Fairfax, Thomas, first Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1560–1640), diplomat, soldier, and horse breeder, was born at Bilbrough, near York, the eldest son of Sir Thomas Fairfax (1521–1600) of Denton and Nun Appleton, Yorkshire, and Dorothy (d. 1596), daughter of George Gale, goldsmith and lord mayor of ...

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Russell, Sir Andrew Hamilton [Guy] (1868–1960), sheep farmer and army officer, was born on 23 February 1868 at Napier, New Zealand, the second of the eight children and the elder son of Andrew Hamilton Russell (1837–1916), a sheep farmer and former army officer in the ...

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George Walter Gillow Simpson (1901–1972) by unknown photographer, 1943 The Imperial War Museum, London

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Simpson, George Walter Gillow (1901–1972), naval officer and sheep farmer, was born on 6 June 1901, the second son of the Revd Robert Henry Bridges Simpson (1862–1935), vicar of Oakwood, Surrey, and his wife, Sophie, née Thomson. He became widely known by his sobriquet, ...