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Huggins, Godfrey Martin, first Viscount Malvern (1883–1971), prime minister of Southern Rhodesia, was born on 6 July 1883 at Dane Cottage, Knoll Road, Bexley, Kent, the eldest son and second in the family of four sons and three daughters of Godfrey Huggins, a member of the ...

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Merriman, John Xavier (1841–1926), politician in South Africa, was born on 15 March 1841 at Street, Somerset, the eldest of the nine children of Nathaniel James Merriman (1809–1882), later bishop of Grahamstown, and his wife, Julia, née Potter (1820–1910). Merriman was educated at the ...

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Rhodes, Cecil John (1853–1902), imperialist, colonial politician, and mining entrepreneur, was born at Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire on 5 July 1853. He was the fifth son of Francis William Rhodes (1807–1878), vicar of that parish from 1849 to 1876, and his second wife, ...

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Shepstone, Sir Theophilus (1817–1893), politician in Natal, was born on 8 January 1817 at Westbury-on-Trym, on the outskirts of Bristol, Gloucestershire, the son of (John) William Shepstone (1796–1873), stonemason and Methodist missionary, and his wife, Elizabeth Brooks (1793–1833). In 1820 the Shepstone family joined one of the parties of English settlers recruited to establish farming settlements near the eastern frontier of ...

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Whitehead, Sir Edgar Cuthbert Fremantle (1905–1971), prime minister of Rhodesia, was born on 8 February 1905 in Berlin, the third son in the family of five sons and two daughters of Sir James Beethom Whitehead (1858–1928), head of chancery in the British embassy in ...