Porter, Sir Robert Ker [pseud. Reynold Steinkirk] (1777–1842), painter, writer, and diplomat, was born in Durham on 26 April 1777, one of the five children of William Porter (1735–1779), who was buried at St Oswald's, Durham, in 1779 after twenty-three years' service as surgeon to the ...
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Townshend, George, first Marquess Townshend (1724–1807), politician and caricaturist, was born on 28 February 1724 in London, the eldest son of Charles Townshend, third Viscount Townshend (1700–1764) [see under Townshend, Charles, second Viscount Townshend], politician, and his wife, Etheldreda Townshend (c. 1708–1788)...