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Blundell, Francis Nicholas Joseph (1880–1936), politician and farmer, was born on 16 October 1880 at Altmouth, Alt Road, Hightown, near Liverpool, the first of the three children of Francis Nicholas Blundell (1853–1884), land agent, and his wife, Mary (Polly) Sweetman (1859–1930). Blundell was a prominent public figure between the wars whose main interests were agriculture and Roman Catholic causes. His father died when he was three and he was brought up with his two sisters by his mother, a successful author who wrote some fifty novels and plays under the name ...

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Denis Victor Carter, Baron Carter (1932–2006) by unknown photographer, 1997 © Photoshot

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Carter, Denis Victor, Baron Carter (1932–2006), farmer and politician, was born on 17 January 1932 at 39 Hayles Street, Southwark, London, the son of Albert William Carter (d. 1973), tea warehouseman, and his wife, Annie Julia, née Tynan (d. 1972). The family later moved to ...

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Cochrane, Marion (d. 1559), tenant farmer, is first recorded in 1550 as the widow of John Stoddart of Lessudden (now St Boswell's), Roxburghshire. Having lost her husband when her children were young, she left on record her arrangements for the management of her family's affairs. It is the richness of the documentation, not the management, which is unusual. Although remarriage was common, many households in sixteenth-century ...

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J. Hector St John de Crèvecoeur (1735–1813) by L. Massard, after 1786 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Crèvecoeur, J. Hector St John de (1735–1813), writer on America and farmer, was born on 31 January 1735 in Caen, Normandy, and baptized Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur. The son of Guillaume-Augustin Jean de Crèvecoeur, a substantial landowner and member of the provincial nobility, and ...

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Davin, Maurice (1842–1927), sportsman and farmer, was born on 29 June 1842 at Deerpark House, Carrick-on-Suir, co. Tipperary, the first of five children of John Davin (1814–1859), farmer, and his wife, Bridget Walsh (d. 1884). His parents were both natives of Carrick-on-Suir...

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Sir Thomas Gascoigne, eighth baronet (1745–1810) by Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, 1779 © Leeds Museums and Galleries (Lotherton Hall), U.K. / The Bridgeman Art Library

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Gascoigne, Sir Thomas, eighth baronet (1745–1810), traveller and politician, was born on 7 March 1745 at the English Benedictine convent at Cambrai, France. He was the sixth child and third son of Sir Edward Gascoigne, sixth baronet (1697–1750), of Parlington, west Yorkshire, and his wife, ...

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Latham, Richard (1699–1767), smallholder and textile producer, was born in Scarisbrick, Lancashire, the fourth son of Thomas Latham (d. 1723), smallholder, and his wife. On 25 August 1723 Latham married Ann Barton; between 1726 and 1741 they had one son and seven daughters, one of whom died in childhood. In the same year ...

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MacLellan, Angus [Aonghus Beag mac Aonghuis 'ic Eachainn 'ic Dhomhnaill 'ic Chaluim 'ic Dhomhnaill, Aonghus mac 'ill' Fhialain] (1869–1966), storyteller and farm worker, was born at Poll Torain, Loch Eynort, South Uist, Inverness-shire, on 7 July 1869, the youngest son of Angus MacLellan...

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