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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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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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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)...