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Finch, Sir John (1626–1682), physician and diplomat, was the fourth of the seven children, and the youngest son, of Sir Heneage Finch (1580–1631), and his first wife, Frances, daughter of Sir Edmund Bell. His mother died in 1627. His father, speaker of the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

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Lord, Percival Barton (1808–1840), diplomatic agent and surgeon, was born at Cork. He was the son of John Lord, chaplain to an institution founded by the Kingston family at Mitchelstown, co. Cork, for the relief of decayed gentlewomen. After being taught by his father he went to ...

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H. M. Chichester

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McNeill, Sir John (1795–1883), diplomatist and surgeon, born on the island of Colonsay, Argyll, Scotland, was the third of the six sons of John McNeill (1767–1846) of Colonsay and his wife, Hester McNeill (d. 1843) of Dunmore, and the brother of Duncan McNeill, ...

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Staunton, Sir George Leonard, first baronet (1737–1801), physician and diplomatist, was born at Cargin, co. Galway, on 10 April 1737, the only son and heir of George Staunton (1700–1780), landowner and colonel of militia, and his wife, Margaret (c.1700–1784), daughter of ...