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Adam, William Patrick (1823–1881), politician and administrator in India, was the elder son of Admiral Sir Charles Adam (1780–1853) of Blairadam, Kinross. His mother was Elizabeth (d. 1871), daughter of Patrick Brydone, FRS. Born at Ancrum, Roxburghshire, on 14 September 1823, Adam...

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Alexander, Du Pre, second earl of Caledon (1777–1839), politician and colonial administrator, was born on 14 December 1777, the only son of James Alexander (1730–1802), first earl of Caledon, of Caledon Castle, co. Tyrone, and his wife, Anne (d. 1777), daughter of ...

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Baring, Thomas George, first earl of Northbrook (1826–1904), politician and viceroy of India, was born at 16 Cumberland Street, London, on 22 January 1826, the eldest son of Sir Francis Thornhill Baring, third baronet and later first Baron Northbrook (1796–1866), and his first wife, ...

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Bruce, Victor Alexander, ninth earl of Elgin and thirteenth earl of Kincardine (1849–1917), politician and viceroy of India, was the eldest son of James Bruce, eighth earl of Elgin (1811–1863), and his second wife, Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (1819–1898), daughter of the first earl of Durham...

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Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the eleven children of the Revd Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, fourth Baron Scarsdale (1831–1916), rector of ...

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Dundas, Lawrence John Lumley, second marquess of Zetland (1876–1961), administrator in India, politician, and author, was born in London on 11 June 1876, the elder surviving son of Lawrence Dundas, third earl, later first marquess, of Zetland (1844–1929), viceroy of Ireland (1889–92), and his wife, ...

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Eden, George, earl of Auckland (1784–1849), politician and governor-general of India, was born at Eden Farm, near Beckenham in Kent, on 25 August 1784, the second son of William Eden, first Baron Auckland (1744–1814), and his wife, Eleanor (1758–1818), daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot...

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Ferguson, Ronald Crauford Munro, Viscount Novar (1860–1934), politician and governor-general of Australia, was born at Kirkcaldy on 6 March 1860, the eldest of the three sons and one daughter of Colonel Robert Ferguson (d. 1868), of Raith, Fife, and his wife, Emma (...

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Fergusson, Sir James, of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907), politician and colonial governor, was born on 18 March 1832 in Edinburgh, the eldest of four sons of Sir Charles Dalrymple-Fergusson of Kilkerran, fifth baronet (1800–1849), of Kilkerran in Ayrshire, and his wife, Helen (...

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Gladstone, Herbert John, Viscount Gladstone (1854–1930), politician and governor-general of the Union of South Africa, was born on 7 January 1854 at 12 Downing Street (now known as no. 11), then occupied by his father as chancellor of the exchequer. Named after Sidney Herbert...

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Grigg, Edward William Macleay, first Baron Altrincham (1879–1955), colonial administrator and politician, was born on 8 September 1879 in Madras, the only son of Henry Bidewell Grigg (d. 1894) of the Indian Civil Service and his wife, Elizabeth Louisa (d. 1920)...

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Harcourt, Simon, first Earl Harcourt (1714–1777), politician and administrator in Ireland, was the only son of the Hon. Simon Harcourt (bap. 1684, d. 1720), barrister and MP [see under Harcourt, Simon, first Viscount Harcourt], and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of John Evelyn...

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Hepburn, Patrick George Thomas Buchan-, Baron Hailes (1901–1974), politician and governor-general of the Federation of the West Indies, was born on 2 April 1901 at Smeaton Hepburn, East Lothian, the third son (there was also a daughter) of Sir Archibald Buchan-Hepburn, fourth baronet...

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Horton, Sir Robert John Wilmot-, third baronet (1784–1841), politician and colonial governor, was born on 21 December 1784, the only son of Sir Robert Wilmot, second baronet, of Osmaston, Derbyshire, and his first wife, Juliana Elizabeth, the second daughter of John Byron, a naval officer, and the widow of ...

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Law, Edward, first earl of Ellenborough (1790–1871), politician and governor-general of India, was born on 8 September 1790, the eldest son of Edward Law (1750–1818), who made his name at the bar as counsel for the defence at Warren Hastings's impeachment, and his wife, ...

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Lloyd, George Ambrose, first Baron Lloyd (1879–1941), politician and colonial administrator, was born on 19 September 1879 at Olton Hall, near Solihull, Warwickshire, the third son and youngest of the six children of Sampson Samuel Lloyd (1846–1899), a Birmingham industrialist, and his wife, ...

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Lyttelton [Littelton], Sir Charles, third baronet (1629–1716), colonial governor and politician, was born in Frankley, Worcestershire, a younger son of Sir Thomas Lyttelton, first baronet (1595/6–1650), royalist officer and politician, and Catherine Crompton (d. 1666). As a member of a substantial county family which by the next century had developed into 'a powerful Whig cousinhood' (...

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Onslow, William Hillier, fourth earl of Onslow (1853–1911), politician and colonial governor, was born at Alresford, Hampshire, on 7 March 1853, the only child of George Augustus Cranley Onslow (1813–13 April 1855) of Alresford, Hampshire, who was the nephew of Arthur George, third earl...

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Pownall, Thomas (1722–1805), colonial governor and politician, was born on 4 September 1722 in St Mary Magdalen's parish, Lincoln, eldest son of William Pownall (1692–1735), an army officer, and his second wife, Sarah (d. 1762), daughter of John Burniston, deputy governor of ...

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Poynder, John Poynder Dickson-, Baron Islington (1866–1936), politician and colonial administrator, was born at Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 31 October 1866, the only son of the four children of Rear-Admiral John Bourmaster Dickson (1815–1876), and his first wife, Sarah Matilda (who died in childbirth with ...