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Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, first duke of Westminster (1825–1899) by Sir John Everett Millais, 1872 by kind permission of His Grace the Duke of Westminster OBE, TD, DL, on behalf of himself and his Trustees

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Grosvenor, Hugh Lupus, first duke of Westminster (1825–1899), landowner, racehorse owner, and politician, was born on 13 October 1825 at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, the second but first surviving son, and fifth of the thirteen children, of Richard Grosvenor, second marquess of Westminster (1795–1869)...

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John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845) by Charles Turner, 1832 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Spencer, John Charles, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845), politician, agriculturist, and sportsman, was born on 30 May 1782 at Spencer House, St James's Place, London, the eldest child of George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), and Lavinia Bingham, daughter of the ...

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Sykes, Sir Tatton, fourth baronet (1772–1863), landowner and racehorse breeder, was born at Wheldrake, near York, on 22 August 1772, the second son of Sir Christopher Sykes, second baronet (1749–1801), MP for Beverley, and his wife, Elizabeth Tatton (d. 1803). He was educated at ...