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Brotherton, Joseph (1783–1857), Cowherdite Bible Christian minister and politician, was born on 22 May 1783 at Whittington, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, the son of John Brotherton (d. 1809), and his wife, Mary. John Brotherton, a one-time schoolmaster and exciseman, moved his family to ...

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Drummond, Henry (1786–1860), politician and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, eldest son of Henry Drummond (1762–1794), banker, of The Grange, near Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife, Anne (d. 1852), daughter of Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, was born at Alresford on 5 December 1786. His father died in 1794, and when his mother remarried and went to ...

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Hardie, (James) Keir [formerly James Kerr] (1856–1915), founder of the Labour Party, was born in Legbrannock, Lanarkshire, on 15 August 1856. He was the illegitimate son of a farm servant, Mary Kerr, and was named James Kerr. The probable father was William Aitken...

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Maxwell, Sir Herbert Eustace, seventh baronet (1845–1937), politician and author, was born in Edinburgh on 8 January 1845. He was the fourth (but only survivor) of the five sons of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, sixth baronet, and his wife, Helenora, third and youngest daughter of ...

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Paget [formerly Bayly], Henry William, first marquess of Anglesey (1768–1854), army officer and politician, was born on 17 May 1768 in London, probably at Uxbridge House, Burlington Gardens, the eldest of the twelve children of Henry Bayly (1744–1812) and his wife, Jane (...

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Percy, Algernon George, sixth duke of Northumberland (1810–1899), landowner and politician, was born on 29 May 1810 at 37 Grosvenor Place, London, the eldest son of George Percy (1778–1867), second earl of Beverley and fifth duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley (1781–1848)...