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Baxter, James Keir (1926–1972), poet and publicist, was born on 29 June 1926 at 97 Elm Row, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, the son of Archibald McColl Learmond Baxter (1881–1970), a small farmer descended from immigrant Scottish highlanders, and his wife, Millicent Amiel Macmillan Brown (1888–1984)...

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Bennet, Henry, first earl of Arlington (bap. 1618, d. 1685), politician, was baptized at Little Saxham, Suffolk, on 6 September 1618, the second son of Sir John Bennet (1589–1658), landowner, of Dawley, Harlington, Middlesex, and Dorothy, daughter of Sir John Crofts of Little Saxham...

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Bowyer, Sir George, seventh baronet (1811–1883), jurist and politician, was born on 8 October 1811 at Radley Park, near Abingdon, Berkshire, the eldest son of Sir George Bowyer, sixth baronet (1783–1860), of Denham Court, Buckinghamshire, and his wife, Anne Hammond, daughter of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Douglas RN...

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Brown, George Alfred, Baron George-Brown (1914–1985), politician, was born on 2 September 1914 at Flat 22, I Block, Peabody Buildings, Duke Street, Lambeth, London, the elder son of the four children of George Brown, a grocer's packer who later worked as a driver, and his wife, ...

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Butler, James, first duke of Ormond (1610–1688), lord lieutenant of Ireland, was born at Clerkenwell, Middlesex, on 19 October 1610.

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Calvert, George, first Baron Baltimore (1579/80–1632), courtier and colonist in America, was born in Kiplin in Catterick parish, Yorkshire, the son of Leonard Calvert (b. c.1550) and Alica Crosland (d. early 1580s). He was descended from a Roman Catholic family that had been in ...

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Casement, Roger David (1864–1916), diplomatist and Irish rebel, was born on 1 September 1864 at Doyle's Cottage, Lawson Terrace, Sandymount, near Dublin, the youngest son of Captain Roger Casement (1819–1877) of the 3rd dragoon guards. His father was of Ulster protestant stock and his mother, ...

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Clifford, Thomas, first Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1630–1673), politician, was born at Ugbrooke Park, Devon, on 1 August 1630, and baptized at the nearby parish church of Chudleigh on 12 August. He was the second child and eldest son of Hugh Clifford, a relatively obscure minor gentleman who led a cadet branch of the great medieval house of ...

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Cottington, Francis, first Baron Cottington (1579?–1652), diplomat and politician, was baptized at Pitcombe, Somerset, the third son of Philip Cottington (d. in or after 1611) of Godminster, near Pitcombe, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Thomas Biflete, also of Somerset. The ...

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Daunt, William Joseph O'Neill [pseud. Denis Ignatius Moriarty] (1807–1894), politician and author, was born at Tullamore, King's county, Ireland, on 28 April 1807, the oldest of five children of Joseph Daunt (1779–1826) of Kilcascan, co. Cork, landowner and militia captain, and his first wife, ...

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Digby, George, second earl of Bristol (1612–1677), politician, was the eldest known son of John Digby, first earl of Bristol (1580–1653), and his wife, Beatrice or Beatrix (1574?–1658), daughter of Charles Walcot of Walcot, Shropshire, and widow of Sir John Dyve of Bromham, Bedfordshire...

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Drummond, James, fourth earl of Perth and Jacobite first duke of Perth (1648–1716), politician, born on 7 July 1648, was the elder son of James Drummond, third earl of Perth (c. 1615-1675), and Lady Anne (1616?–1656), eldest daughter of George Gordon, ...

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Drummond, John, styled first earl of Melfort and Jacobite first duke of Melfort (1649–1714), politician, was the younger son of James Drummond, third earl of Perth (d. 1675), and Lady Anne (1616?–1656), eldest daughter of George Gordon, second marquess of Huntly, and younger brother of ...

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Egerton, Thomas, first Viscount Brackley (1540–1617), lord chancellor, was born on 23 January 1540, the illegitimate son of Sir Richard Egerton, landowner, of Ridley, Cheshire, and a servant girl called Alice Sparke. His grandfather was Sir Ralph Egerton. His father's family claimed descent from ...

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Fraser, Simon, eleventh Lord Lovat (1667/8–1747), Jacobite conspirator, army officer, and outlaw, was the second but first surviving son of Thomas Fraser (1631–1699), sometimes styled 'of Beaufort' (the third son of Hugh Fraser, seventh Lord Lovat), and Sybilla Macleod (...

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Gardiner, Sir George Arthur (1935–2002), journalist and politician, was born at Nurses Bungalow, Witham, Essex, on 3 March 1935, the son of Stanley Frederick Gardiner, manager of a gas works, and his wife, (Ethel) Emma, née Gale, who had trained as a bookkeeper, but left her employment when she became pregnant. His parents were then living at ...

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Gonne, (Edith) Maud (1866–1953), Irish nationalist, was born on 21 December 1866 at Tongham Manor, near Farnham, Surrey, eldest daughter of Captain Thomas Gonne (1835–1886) of the 17th lancers and his wife, Edith Frith Cook (1844–1871), daughter of William Cook, merchant, and Margaretta Cockayne Frith...

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Harriman [née Digby; other married names Churchill, Hayward], Pamela Beryl (1920–1997), adventurer and diplomatist, was born on 20 March 1920 at Farnborough, Kent, the eldest of three daughters and oldest of the four children of Edward Kenelm Digby, eleventh Baron Digby...

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Hewins, William Albert Samuel (1865–1931), economist and politician, was born on 11 May 1865 near Wolverhampton, the second son and fourth of the ten children of Samuel Hewins (1833–1899), iron merchant, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1901), daughter of John Green of ...