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Francis, Sir Philip (1740–1818), politician and political writer, was born in Dublin on 22 October 1740, the only son of the Revd Philip Francis (1708–1773), translator and writer, and Elizabeth Rowe (c.1710–c.1741). His paternal grandfather, John Francis (d...

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Gilmour, Ian Hedworth John Little, Baron Gilmour of Craigmillar (1926–2007), politician and author, was born Ian Hedworth Gilmour on 8 July 1926 at 16 Devonshire Terrace, London, the only son (there was an older daughter) of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Little Gilmour, second baronet...

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Mackintosh, Sir James, of Kyllachy (1765–1832), political writer and politician, was born on 24 October 1765 at Aldourie on the banks of Loch Ness, 7 miles from Inverness, the eldest of the three children of John Mackintosh (d. 1788), army officer, and ...

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Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839), politician and political economist, was born on 26 January 1759 at Hatton House, Ratho, Edinburghshire. He was the eldest surviving son of the six sons and six daughters of James Maitland, seventh earl of Lauderdale (1718–1789)...

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Middleton [née Cox], Lucy Annie (1894–1983), socialist propagandist and politician, was born at Albert Road, Keynsham, Somerset, on 9 May 1894, the third of four children of Sidney John Cox (1864–1949), a wire drawer, and his wife, Ada, née Britten, both of whom were of rural working-class origins. ...

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Molesworth, Robert, first Viscount Molesworth (1656–1725), politician and political writer, was born in Fishamble Street, Dublin, on 7 September 1656, the only child of Robert Molesworth (d. 1656), merchant, and his wife, Judith (d. in or after 1662), daughter of John Bysse...

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Savile, George, first marquess of Halifax (1633–1695), politician and political writer, was born on 11 November 1633 at Thornhill Hall, near Dewsbury, Yorkshire, the second of seven children and eldest son of Sir William Savile, third baronet (1612–1644), landowner [see under Savile family (per. c. 1480-1644)...