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Clifford, Sir Augustus William James, first baronet (1788–1877), naval officer and court official, was born abroad on 26 May 1788, the illegitimate son of William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748–1811), and Lady Elizabeth Foster (1757–1824) [see Cavendish, Elizabeth Christiana], daughter of the ...

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George Clifford, third earl of Cumberland (1558–1605) by Nicholas Hilliard, c. 1590 © National Maritime Museum, London

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Clifford, George, third earl of Cumberland (1558–1605), courtier and privateer, was born on 8 August 1558 in Brougham Castle, Westmorland, the eldest son of Henry Clifford, second earl of Cumberland (1517–1570), and his second wife, Anne (c.1538–1581), daughter of William, third Baron Dacre...

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Feilding, William, first earl of Denbigh (c. 1587–1643), naval officer and courtier, was the eldest of the three sons of Basil Feilding (c.1567–1633) of Newnham Paddox in Warwickshire and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Walter Aston of Tixall in Staffordshire. His date of birth is uncertain, but he is likely to have been at least sixteen years old when he entered ...

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Stewart, Sir Francis (1588/9–1634/5), courtier and naval officer, was the younger son of James Stewart, second earl of Moray (1565/6–1592), and his wife, Elizabeth Stewart, suo jure countess of Moray (1565–1591). Through his maternal grandfather, the regent James Stewart, first earl of Moray...