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Lowther, Sir James, fourth baronet (bap. 1673, d. 1755), politician and coal owner, was baptized on 5 August 1673 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the second son and the youngest of the three children of Sir John Lowther, second baronet (bap. 1642, d. 1706)...

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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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Smyth [formerly Smith], Robert Brough (1830–1889), civil servant and mining engineer, was born on 18 February 1830 at Carville, near Wallsend, Northumberland, the son of Edward Smith, coal viewer (or mining engineer), and his wife, Elizabeth, née Brough. He was baptized at ...