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Bancroft, Ian Powell, Baron Bancroft (1922–1996), civil servant, was born at Risedale Maternity Home, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire, on 23 December 1922, the only son of Alfred Ernest Bancroft (1886–1954), a schoolmaster who later became an inspector of schools, and his wife, Lilian, ...

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Bridges, Edward Ettingdene, first Baron Bridges (1892–1969), civil servant, was born at Yattendon Manor, Berkshire, on 4 August 1892. He was the third of the three children and only son of Robert Seymour Bridges (1844–1930), poet laureate from 1913 to 1930, and his wife, ...

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Cavendish, Lord Frederick Charles (1836–1882), chief secretary for Ireland, was the second son of William Cavendish, seventh duke of Devonshire (1808–1891), landowner and industrialist, and his wife, Blanche Georgiana Howard, fourth daughter of George, sixth earl of Carlisle, who were married on 6 August 1829. ...

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Chadwick, Sir Edwin (1800–1890), social reformer and civil servant, was born at Longsight, near Manchester, on 24 January 1800. Surprisingly little is known of his early life, and of his mother nothing, except that she died in the infancy of her only son. His father, ...

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Doyle, Sir Francis Hastings Charles, second baronet (1810–1888), poet and civil servant, the only son of Major-General Sir Francis Hastings Doyle, first baronet (1783–1839), and Diana Elizabeth (d. 1828), eldest daughter of Sir William Milner, was born at the house of his grandfather ...

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Farrer, Thomas Henry, first Baron Farrer (1819–1899), civil servant, was the eldest of six children of Thomas Farrer (1787–1833), solicitor, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, and his wife, Cecilia (d. 1867), daughter of Richard Willis of Halsnead, Lancashire. He was born at 3 Bedford Place, Russell Square, London...

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Fawcett, Philippa Garrett (1868–1948), mathematician and civil servant, was born in London on 4 April 1868, the only daughter of Henry Fawcett (1833–1884), Liberal politician and professor of political economy at Cambridge, and his wife, Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847–1929), leader of the women's suffragist movement. ...

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Fremantle, Thomas Francis, first Baron Cottesloe, and Baron Fremantle in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1798–1890), politician and civil servant, eldest son of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Francis Fremantle (1765–1819) and his wife, Elizabeth (Betsey) Fremantle (1778–1857), daughter and coheir of Richard Wynne...

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Godley, (John) Arthur, first Baron Kilbracken (1847–1932), civil servant, was born in London on 17 June 1847, the eldest child and only son of the colonial reformer John Robert Godley (1814–1861) of Killegar, co. Leitrim, and his wife, Charlotte Godley (1821–1907) [see under...

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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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Hankey, Maurice Pascal Alers, first Baron Hankey (1877–1963), civil servant, was born on 1 April 1877 at Biarritz, where his family was wintering. He was the third son and fifth child of Robert Alers Hankey (1838–1906), and his wife, Helen Bakewell (1845–1900), the daughter of a prominent member of the ...

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Herbert, Sir Robert George Wyndham (1831–1905), colonial administrator and civil servant, was born on 12 June 1831 at his father's house at Brighton, the son of Marianne Lemprière (d. 1870) of Jersey and her husband, Algernon Herbert (1792–1855), an antiquary, himself the youngest son of ...

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Hill, Sir Rowland (1795–1879), postal reformer and civil servant, was born on 3 December 1795 at 96 Blackwell Street, Kidderminster, third of the eight children of Thomas Wright Hill (1763–1851), schoolmaster, and his wife, Sarah Lea (1765–1842).

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Holden, Sir David Charles Beresford (1915–1998), civil servant, was born on 26 July 1915 in Wolverhampton, the third son of Oswald Addenbrooke Holden (1874–1917), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Ella Mary, née Beresford (1877–1959). He was educated at Pilgrims School, Westerham, Kent...

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Hopkins, Sir Richard Valentine Nind (1880–1955), civil servant, was born in Edgbaston on 13 February 1880, the son of Alfred Nind Hopkins, a businessman, and his wife, Eliza Mary Castle. He was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and at Emmanuel College, Cambridge...

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Jarrett, Sir Clifford George (1909–1995), civil servant, was born in Dover on 10 December 1909, the older child and only son of George Henry Jarrett (1881–1974), a photographer, and his wife, Kate Ellen, née Elgar (1883–1963). His childhood was disrupted by the First World War. In 1917, while his father was in the army, a German air raid on ...

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Kent, Sir Harold Simcox (1903–1998), lawyer and civil servant, was born on 11 November 1903 at Tientsin (Tianjin), China, the younger son in the family of two sons and one daughter of Percy Horace Braund Kent (1876–1963), a barrister practising in the consular courts at ...

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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...

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Lumley, Lawrence Roger, eleventh earl of Scarbrough (1896–1969), civil servant, was born at York on 27 July 1896, the second son of Brigadier-General Osbert Victor George Atheling Lumley (1862–1923) and his wife, Constance Eleanor (d. 1933), eldest daughter of the late Captain Eustace John Wilson Patten...

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Mackenzie, Kenneth Augustus Muir, Baron Muir Mackenzie (1845–1930), civil servant and politician, was born on 29 June 1845 at Delvine, Perthshire, the fourth son of Sir John William Pitt Muir Mackenzie, second baronet, and his wife, Sophia Matilda, daughter of James Raymond Johnstone...