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Bacon [née Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610), gentlewoman and scholar, was probably born at Gidea Hall, Essex. She was third of the nine children of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576), one of the humanist educators who tutored Edward VI, and Anne (...

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Clutterbuck, Robert (1772–1831), local historian and landowner, was born and baptized at Watford House, High Street, Watford, in Hertfordshire, on 28 January 1772. He was the eldest surviving son of Thomas Clutterbuck the younger (1744–1791) and Sarah Thurgood (1749–1788), daughter of Robert and ...

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Hoare, Sir (Richard) Colt, second baronet (1758–1838), landowner and antiquary, was born on 9 December 1758 at Barn Elms, Barnes, Surrey, the eldest son of Sir Richard Hoare, first baronet (1735–1787), banker, and Anne Hoare (1737–1759), known as Nanny, daughter of Henry Hoare (1705–1785)...

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St Pol, Mary de, countess of Pembroke (c. 1304–1377), magnate and founder of Pembroke College, Cambridge, was the fourth daughter of Guy de Châtillon, count of St Pol (d. 1317), and of Mary of Brittany, granddaughter of Henry III. She had five sisters and two brothers, but nothing is known of her childhood. Both ...

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Strangways, Giles Stephen Holland Fox-, sixth earl of Ilchester (1874–1959), landowner and historian, was born on 31 May 1874 at his father's town house in Belgrave Square, London. The elder son of the fifth earl, Henry Edward Fox-Strangways (1847–1905), and his wife, Lady Mary Eleanor Anne Dawson (1852–1928)...

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Wynn, Sir John, first baronet (1553–1627), landowner and antiquary, was born at Gwydir, Llanrwst, the eldest son of a landowner, Morris Wynn (b. in or before 1520, d. 1580) [see under Wynn], and Jane, daughter of Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris...