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Asquith [née Tennant], Margaret Emma Alice [Margot], countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945), political hostess and diarist, was born on 2 February 1864, the sixth daughter and eleventh child of Sir Charles Tennant, first baronet (1823–1906), wealthy Scottish industrialist and Liberal MP, and his first wife, ...

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Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke (1794–1865), political and social diarist, was born on 2 April 1794. His father, Charles Greville, MP for Petersfield and under-secretary of state in the Home department, was a grandson of the fifth Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court. His mother, ...

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Hamilton, Sir Edward Walter [Eddy] (1847–1908), civil servant and diarist, universally known as Eddy, was born on 7 July 1847 at Salisbury, the eldest son of Walter Kerr Hamilton (1808–1869), bishop of Salisbury, and Isabel Elizabeth, daughter of Francis Lear, dean of Salisbury...

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Jebb [née Noble], Cynthia, Lady Gladwyn (1898–1990), political hostess and diarist, was born on 20 November 1898 at The Grove, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, the younger daughter and youngest of the four children of Sir Saxton William Armstrong Noble, third baronet...

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Munby, Arthur Joseph (1828–1910), diarist and civil servant, was born in York on 19 August 1828, the eldest of the six sons and one daughter of Joseph Munby (1804–1875), a solicitor, and his wife, Caroline Eleanor, née Forth. He was educated at St Peter's School, York...

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Pepys, Samuel (1633–1703), naval official and diarist, was born at the family home, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, on 23 February 1633, the second son of John Pepys (1601–1680), tailor, and his wife, Margaret, née Kite (d. 1667), daughter of a Whitechapel...

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Perceval, John, first earl of Egmont (1683–1748), politician and diarist, was born at Burton, co. Cork, on 12 July 1683, the second son of Sir John Perceval, third baronet (d. 1686), and his wife, Catherine (d. 1692), the fourth daughter of ...

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Stanley, Edward Henry, fifteenth earl of Derby (1826–1893), politician and diarist, was born on 21 July 1826 at Knowsley, the family seat in Lancashire, the eldest son of Edward George Geoffrey Smith Stanley (1799–1869), from 1851 the fourteenth earl of Derby, and his wife, ...