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Cotton, Sir St Vincent, sixth baronet (1801–1863), sportsman and gambler, was born at Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, on 6 October 1801, the fourth child and second (but eldest surviving) son of Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (1753–1812) and his wife, Philadelphia (1762/3–1855), eldest daughter of ...

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Freind, William (1668/9–1745), Church of England clergyman and lottery winner, was born probably at Croughton, Northamptonshire, where his father, William Freind (1634–1689), was rector; his mother was Anne Freind, née Smith (d. 1722). Robert Freind (1666/7–1751) and John Freind (1675–1728) were his brothers. He was educated at ...

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See Lowther, John, first Viscount Lonsdale

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Panton, Thomas (d. 1685), gambler and rake, was the youngest son of John Panton, a Leicestershire gentleman living at Ashby-de-la-Zouch. When the nucleus of a regular army was formed by Charles II in 1661 Panton, who may have attended the king abroad and already enjoyed a titular colonelcy, obtained a commission in his majesty's ...

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Payne, George (1803–1878), racehorse owner and gambler, was born at Northampton on 3 April 1803, the elder son in the family of two sons and two daughters of George Payne of Sulby Hall, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Mary Eleanor, daughter of Ralph William Grey...