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Bentinck, Lord (William) George Frederic Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord George Bentinck] (1802–1848), politician and sportsman, was born on 27 February 1802 at Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, the fifth child and second surviving son of William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, fourth duke of Portland (1768–1854), and his wife, ...

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Cecil [née Hill], Mary Amelia [Emily Mary], marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835), political hostess and sportswoman, was born and baptized in Dublin on 16 August 1750, the eldest daughter of Wills Hill, second Viscount Hillsborough and successively later first earl of Hillsborough and first marquess of Downshire...

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Chaplin, Henry, first Viscount Chaplin (1840–1923), politician and sportsman, was born on 22 December 1840 at Ryhall, near Stamford, the third child but the eldest surviving son of the Revd Henry Chaplin (1789–1849), vicar of Ryhall, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1858)...

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Denton [née Moss], Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield (1935–2001), rally driver, businesswoman, and politician, was born on 29 December 1935 at 103 Broadway, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the elder of two daughters of Charles Josiah Moss, stationery store keeper, later hospital supplies clerk, and his wife, ...

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Grenfell, William Henry, Baron Desborough (1855–1945), sportsman and politician, was born in London on 30 October 1855, the eldest son of Charles William Grenfell MP (1823–1861) of Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire, and Georgiana Caroline Lascelles (d. 1911), daughter of William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP...

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Grosvenor, Hugh Lupus, first duke of Westminster (1825–1899), landowner, racehorse owner, and politician, was born on 13 October 1825 at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, the second but first surviving son, and fifth of the thirteen children, of Richard Grosvenor, second marquess of Westminster (1795–1869)...

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Harris, George Robert Canning, fourth Baron Harris (1851–1932), cricketer and administrator in India, was born at St Ann's, Trinidad, on 3 February 1851, the only son of George Francis Robert Harris, third Baron Harris (1810–1872), governor of Trinidad, and his wife, Sarah (...

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Heath, Sir Edward Richard George [Ted] (1916–2005), prime minister, was born at 1 Holmwood Villas, Albion Road, Broadstairs, Kent, on 9 July 1916, the elder son of William George Heath (1888–1976), carpenter and builder, and his wife, Edith Annie, née Pantony (d...

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Jackson, Sir (Francis) Stanley (1870–1947), cricketer and politician, was the second son and seventh child of William Lawies Jackson, first Baron Allerton (1840–1917), and his wife, Grace, née Tempest (1845–1901). He was born on 21 November 1870 at Chapel Allerton, near Leeds. After schooling at ...

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Lowther, James (1840–1904), politician and sportsman, born at Swillington House, Leeds, on 1 December 1840, was the younger son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Sir Charles Lowther, third baronet (1803–1894), of Swillington House, Leeds, and Wilton Castle, Redcar...

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Lyttelton, Alfred (1857–1913), sportsman and politician, was born on 7 February 1857 at Hagley Hall, Worcestershire. He was the eighth son and youngest of the twelve children of George William Lyttelton, fourth Baron Lyttelton (1817–1876), and his wife, Mary Glynne (1813–1857) (W. E. Gladstone's...

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Mann, Sir Horatio, second baronet (1744–1814), politician and patron of cricket, was born on 2 February 1744 at Boughton Malherbe, Kent, the only surviving son of Galfridus Mann (d. 1756), army clothier, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of John Gregory of London...

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Peel, Jonathan (1799–1879), politician, soldier, and patron of the turf, the fifth son of Sir Robert Peel, first baronet (1750–1830), cotton manufacturer, and his first wife, Ellen Yates (1766–1803), and brother of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet, the politician, was born at Chamber Hall...

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Quin, Windham Thomas Wyndham-, fourth earl of Dunraven and Mount Earl (1841–1926), politician and yachtsman, was born at Adare Manor, co. Limerick, on 12 February 1841. He was the only son of Edwin Richard Windham Wyndham-Quin, third earl (1812–1871), and his first wife, ...

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Spencer, John Charles, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845), politician, agriculturist, and sportsman, was born on 30 May 1782 at Spencer House, St James's Place, London, the eldest child of George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), and Lavinia Bingham, daughter of the ...

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Wakefield, (William) Wavell, Baron Wakefield of Kendal (1898–1983), sportsman and politician, was born on 10 March 1898 at Beckenham, Kent, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of Roger William Wakefield (1865–1958), a medical practitioner in Beckenham, and his wife, Ethel Mary (...