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Bennett, Sir Thomas Penberthy (1887–1980), architect and public servant, was born on 14 August 1887 at 39 Kensal Road, London, the elder child and only son of Thomas William Bennett (d. 1901), clerk for the London and North Western Railway (LNWR), and his wife, ...

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Hamilton, Sir James, of Finnart (c. 1495–1540), administrator and architect, was the illegitimate firstborn son of Lord James Hamilton (1475?–1529), subsequently first earl of Arran, and his mistress Marion Boyd of Bonshaw. Granted the lands of Finnart in 1507, he had court connections from an early age, being knighted in 1511. Accepted in 1513 as his father's heir failing legitimate heirs, in 1516 he fought for his father against the ...

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Ledeboer, Judith Geertruid (1901–1990), architect and public servant, was born on 8 September 1901 at Almelo, in the Netherlands, the second of six children of Willem Ledeboer (1873–1943), a banker, and Harmina Engelbertha van Heek (1873–1959). The family moved to London soon after her birth, and she was educated at ...