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Budgen, Nicholas William (1937–1998), barrister and politician, was born on 3 November 1937 at 50 Palace Road, Streatham, London, the son of George Nicholas Budgen (d. 1942), businessman, and his wife, Mary Helen, née Bather. He was baptized into the Church of England...

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Dunning, John, first Baron Ashburton (1731–1783), barrister and politician, was born at Ashburton, Devon, on 18 October 1731, the second but only surviving son of John Dunning (1699/1700–1780), an attorney from Ashburton, and his wife, Agnes Judsham. He was educated at the local grammar school before entering his father's office. ...

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Grimston, Sir Harbottle, second baronet (1603–1685), barrister and politician, was the second son of Sir Harbottle Grimston, first baronet (d. 1648), of Bradfield Hall, Essex, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Ralph Coppinger of Stoke, Kent. Born on 27 January 1603 at his grandfather's house at ...

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Hayter, Sir William Goodenough, first baronet (1792–1878), politician and barrister, youngest son of John Hayter, and his wife, Grace, daughter of Stephen Goodenough of Codford, Wiltshire, was born at Winterbourne Stoke, Wiltshire, on 28 January 1792. He entered Winchester College in 1804 and matriculated on 24 October 1810 from ...

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Martin, Richard (1570–1618), barrister and politician, was born at Otterton, Devon, the son of William Martin of Otterton and Anne, daughter of Richard Parker of Sussex. He matriculated at Pembroke College, Oxford, as a commoner in 1585, and made his mark as a debater although he left without taking his degree. He entered the ...

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Nelson, Edward Theophilus (1874–1940), barrister and local politician, was born on 22 October 1874 in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana, the first son of Philip Nelson, a builder. Details of his mother are not known. Edward Nelson was of African descent, whose antecedents in the British colony had been freed from slavery in 1838, but not from the struggle for economic and social improvement. Progress was difficult, but the development of elementary schools and compulsory education from 1876 was beneficial to some. The cost of fees for secondary schooling was prohibitive for most Guianese, but by the 1880s a few scholarships for the most gifted pupils were available. In 1894 the first Guianese of African descent won a scholarship to attend a British university, despite the objections of the local sugar planters who dominated the colony. ...