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Egerton [née Compton], Marianne Margaret, Viscountess Alford [known as Lady Marian Alford] (1817–1888), art patron and writer on needlework, was born on 21 June 1817 in the Casa del Pre, Naples; she lived with her parents in Rome from 1820 to 1830, mostly in the ...

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Marianne Margaret Egerton, Viscountess Alford (1817–1888) by unknown artist Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Thomson, William George (1865–1942), tapestry historian, was born on 7 February 1865 at Roman Camp Gatehouse, Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, youngest of four children of James Thomson (d. 1875/6), head gamekeeper to the duke of Richmond at Gordon Castle, and Ellen (b...