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Anson [née Yorke], Elizabeth, Lady Anson (1725–1760), political correspondent and political manager, was born in August 1725, the sixth child and eldest daughter of Philip Yorke, subsequently first Baron and first earl of Hardwicke (1690–1764), lord chancellor, and his wife, Margaret Lygon (...

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Dickinson, William (bap. 1756, d. 1822), antiquary and political manager, was baptized William Dickinson Rastall at St Mary's, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, on 15 June 1756, the only son of the Revd Dr William Rastall (1724–1788) and his wife, Mary Allgood of Branton, Northumberland. His father, who in 1774 became vicar-general of the chapter of ...

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Middleton, Richard William Evelyn (1846–1905), political agent, was born in Putney, Surrey, on 16 February 1846, the younger son of Alexander Middleton (d. 1846), Admiralty clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Neave, secretary to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea; they had two sons and one daughter. After a private education ...