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Browne, Sir Richard, first baronet (c. 1602–1669), parliamentarian army officer and lord mayor of London, was born in London, the second son of John Browne (or Moses) of Wokingham, Berkshire, and London, and his wife, Anne, daughter of John Beard of Wokingham. Very little is known about ...

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Playfair, Sir Hugh Lyon (1786–1861), army officer and provost of St Andrews, was born at the manse, Meigle, Perthshire, on 17 November 1786, the third of four surviving sons and four daughters of Dr James Playfair (1738–1819), principal of the United College, St Andrews...

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Sir Hugh Lyon Playfair (1786–1861) by Thomas Rodger, c. 1850 courtesy of St Andrews University Library

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Tippet, Sir Anthony Sanders (1928–2006), naval officer and public servant, was born on 2 October 1928 at Loughrigg, South Molton, Devon, the son of William Kirby Roberts Tippet (1898–1985), bank clerk, and his wife, Henrietta Winifred Parker, née Sanders (1904–2004). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...