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Daubeney, Giles, first Baron Daubeney (1451/2–1508), administrator, soldier, and diplomat, was the elder son and heir of Sir William Daubeney (1424–1461) [see under Daubeney family] of South Petherton, Somerset, and his wife, Alice (b. 1432), third daughter and coheir of ...

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Garner, (Joseph John) Saville [Joe], Baron Garner (1908–1983), civil servant and diplomatist, was born in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, on 14 February 1908, the second of three sons of Joseph Garner (1861–1940), draper, of Highgate, and Helena Maria (d. 1939), daughter of John Culver...

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Grimston, Edward (d. 1478), administrator and diplomat, was the son of Robert Grimston, and of his wife, a daughter (name unknown) of Sir Anthony Spelman or Spilman. His place and date of birth are not known. His father, the second son of an old ...

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Hoby, Sir Philip (1504/5–1558), diplomat and administrator, was the first son of William Hoby (d. after 1532), landowner, of Leominster, Herefordshire, and his first wife, Katherine Foster. Sir Thomas Hoby (1530–1566), the courtier and translator, was his half-brother. He came from a Welsh family that settled in ...

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Makins, Roger Mellor, first Baron Sherfield (1904–1996), diplomatist and public servant, was born on 3 February 1904 at 15 Orsett Terrace, London, the oldest of three sons of Brigadier-General Sir Ernest Makins (1869–1959), army officer and Conservative MP for Knutsford from 1922 to 1945, and his wife, ...

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Paget, William, first Baron Paget (1505/6–1563), diplomat and administrator, was born probably in Colman Street near the Guildhall, London, the son of John Pachett or Paget of London, a citizen of small fortune variously employed as a shearman and sergeant-at-mace to the sheriff of ...

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Sadler, Sir Ralph (1507–1587), diplomat and administrator, was probably born in Warwickshire, the first son of Henry Sadler, administrator, of Warwickshire and Hackney, Middlesex. His father was a steward of Sir Edward Belknap until 1521, when he acquired a house in Hackney. He then became steward of ...

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Southwell, Sir Robert (1635–1702), diplomat and government official, was born near Kinsale in co. Cork on 31 December 1635, the second but only surviving son and heir of Robert Southwell (bap. 1608, d. 1677) and Helena (1613–1679), daughter of Major Robert Gore, of ...

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Vane, Sir Henry (1589–1655), administrator and diplomat, was born on 18 February 1589, the eldest son of Henry Vane (or Fane; 1560–1596) of Hadlow, Kent, and his second wife, Margaret (d. 1630), daughter of Roger Twysden. He matriculated at Brasenose College, Oxford...

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Whiskard, Sir Geoffrey Granville (1886–1957), civil servant and diplomatist, was born on 19 August 1886 at 3 Hartington Villas, Penge Road, Beckenham, Kent, the only son and second of the three children of Ernest Whiskard (1854–1915), bank manager, and his wife, Lucy Marian, ...

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Wotton, Edward, first Baron Wotton (1548–1628), diplomat and administrator, was born at Boughton Manor, Boughton Malherbe, Kent, the second but first surviving son among the six sons and three daughters of Thomas Wotton (b. in or before 1521, d. 1587) [see under...