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Chapman, Abel (1851–1929), naturalist and hunter, was born at 212 High Street, Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham, on 4 October 1851, the eldest of the six sons and two daughters of Thomas Edward Chapman (1820–1875), wine merchant, and his wife, Jane Ann, née Crawhall (...

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Cokayne, Sir Thomas (1519–1592), soldier and huntsman, was the son of Francis Cokayne of the family of Cockaine, which for generations had owned estates at Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy Marrow. Brought up in the household of Francis Talbot, fifth earl of Shrewsbury...

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Karr, Heywood Walter Seton- (1859–1938), soldier and game hunter, was born on 2 June 1859 at Belgaum, Bombay, India, the third son of three sons and a daughter of George Berkeley Seton-Karr and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of H. Osborne of Suffolk. His brothers were ...

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La Chapelle, Victor Octave Xavier Alfred de Morton de, Count de La Chapelle in the French nobility (1863–1931), lawyer and wildfowler, was born in Périgord, France, in 1863, son of the Count and Countess de La Chapelle. His mother was descended from the Scottish ...

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Thomas Seccombe

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Oswell, (William) Cotton (1818–1893), explorer and hunter, was born at Leytonstone, Essex, on 27 April 1818, the elder son of William Oswell (1782–1822) and his wife, Amelia (d. 1848), the daughter of Joseph Cotton, deputy master of Trinity House and grandson of ...

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Prichard, Hesketh Vernon Hesketh- (1876–1922), explorer and marksman, was born at Jhansi, India, on 17 November 1876, the son of Lieutenant Hesketh Brodrick Prichard (1851–1876) of the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and his wife, Katherine O'Brien, née Ryall (1852–1935). On the premature death of his father (six weeks before his son was born) he was brought to ...

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Frederick Courteney Selous (1851–1917) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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R. I. Pocock

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Selous, Frederick Courteney (1851–1917), hunter and explorer, was born at Regent's Park, London, on 31 December 1851, the son of Frederick Lokes Selous, of Huguenot descent, chairman of the stock exchange, and his wife, Ann Holgate Sherborn. He was the brother of Edmund Selous...

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Verney, Richard Greville, nineteenth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1869–1923), politician and fox-hunter, was born in London on 29 March 1869, the eldest son among the six children of Henry Verney, eighteenth Baron Willoughby de Broke (1844–1902), landowner, and his wife, Geraldine (1847–1894), the eldest daughter of ...

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See Villiers, Sarah Sophia Child- [née Lady Sarah Sophia Fane], countess of Jersey

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Warburton, Rowland Eyles Egerton (1804–1891), fox-hunter and poet, was born on 14 September 1804 at Norley Bank, Cheshire, the eldest son of the Revd Rowland Egerton (1778–1846), who added the name Warburton by royal licence on 10 August 1813, and his wife, Emma (1782–1881)...