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Bowyer, Robert (c. 1560–1621), parliamentary official and politician, was the younger son of William Bowyer (d. 1569/70) of Wimbledon, Surrey, bailiff of Westminster and keeper of the records in the Tower, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire...

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Browne, John (c. 1608–1691), parliamentary official, was the only child of Thomas Browne (d. 1621), citizen and grocer of London, and his wife, Joan, whose surname may have been Wilson. He belonged to a family which originated at Bury St Edmunds. On his father's death in 1621 he was adopted by his uncle ...

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Catherwood, Sir Henry Frederick Ross (Fred) (1925–2014), businessman, politician, and evangelical leader, was born on 30 January 1925 in Creagh, near Bellaghy, County Londonderry, the eldest of three children of (Harold Matthew) Stuart Catherwood (1899–1973), haulier and bus company owner, and his wife ...

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Cherry, Sir Benjamin Lennard (1869–1932), lawyer and parliamentary draftsman, was born on 30 August 1869 at Yardley Gobion, Northamptonshire, the son of the Revd Benjamin Newman Cherry of Clipsham rectory, Oakham, and his wife, Rosa Georgina Barrett Lennard. He was educated at Winchester College...

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Henry Cowper (c. 1753–1840) by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1828 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Cowper, Henry (c. 1753–1840), clerk assistant of the House of Lords, was the youngest of the three sons of Lieutenant-General Spencer Cowper (c.1724–1797) of Ham Common, Surrey, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of John Baber. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford...

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Dyson, Jeremiah (1722?–1776), clerk of the House of Commons and politician, was the eldest son of Jeremiah Dyson of Bartholomew Close, London, from whom in 1730 he inherited extensive estates in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Bedfordshire. Horace Walpole's description of his father as 'a tailor' therefore smacks of snobbery. The diarist also recalled that young ...

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Elsynge [Elsyng], Henry (bap. 1606, d. 1656), clerk of the House of Commons, was baptized on 2 March 1606 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, the elder of the two surviving sons of Henry Elsynge (bap. 1577, d. 1635), clerk of the parliaments, and his wife, ...

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Elsynge, Henry (bap. 1577, d. 1635), parliamentary official, belonged to a family that came originally from Duxworth in Cambridgeshire and was baptized on 21 August 1577 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. He was the eldest of the three sons and second of the four children of another ...

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Fellowes, Sir Edward Abdy (1895–1970), clerk of the House of Commons, was born in London on 23 June 1895, the elder son of William Gordon Fellowes, barrister, of 17 Onslow Gardens, London, and his wife, Marian Augusta Hamilton. He was educated at Marlborough College...

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Harrison, Sir William Montagu Graham- (1871–1949), parliamentary draftsman, was born William Montagu Harrison on 4 February 1871 at Charlton, Kent, the youngest child of Captain Thomas Arthur John Harrison, Royal Artillery, then stationed at Woolwich, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson. From Wellington College...

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Hatsell, John (1733–1820), clerk of the House of Commons, was born on 22 December 1733, the eldest son of Henry Hatsell, lawyer, and Penelope, daughter of Sir James Robinson of Cranford Hall, Kettering. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1750, and made senior bencher in 1789 and treasurer in 1802. In 1778 he married ...

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Ilbert, Sir Courtenay Peregrine (1841–1924), parliamentary draftsman, administrator in India, and legal writer, was born at Kingsbridge, Devon, on 12 June 1841, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Peregrine Arthur Ilbert, rector of Thurlestone, Devon, and his wife, Rose Anne, daughter of ...

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Mabbott, Gilbert (bap. 1622, d. in or after 1670), parliamentary official and newsletter writer, was baptized at St Mary's, Nottingham, on 8 September 1622, the son of Edward Mabbott, probably a cordwainer, of Nottingham. His mother was possibly Margaret Watson. As an assistant in early 1643 to ...

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Thomas Erskine May, Baron Farnborough (1815–1886) by R. Taylor, pubd 1886 (after James Russell & Sons) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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May, Thomas Erskine, Baron Farnborough (1815–1886), clerk of the House of Commons, was born in Kentish Town, London, on 8 February 1815, the son (according to the baptismal record) of Thomas May, attorney, and his wife, Sarah. A connection with the former lord chancellor ...

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McAlpine, (Robert) Alistair, Baron McAlpine of West Green (1942–2014), businessman, art collector, and Conservative Party official, was born on 14 May 1942 at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, the second of three sons and third of four children of Robert Edwin McAlpine...

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Mitchell, Sir David (c. 1650–1710), admiral and parliamentary official, whose parents and birthplace are not known, was reportedly 'a poor boy from Scotland' (Marshall, 461), who was apprenticed to a Leith shipmaster, and later served as mate of a vessel in the ...

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Palgrave, Sir Reginald Francis Douce (1829–1904), clerk of the House of Commons, was born at 26 Duke Street, Westminster, on 28 June 1829, the fourth son of the historian Sir Francis Palgrave (1788–1861) and his wife, Elizabeth Turner (1799–1852). William Gifford Palgrave and ...