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Sir Robert Anderson (1841–1918) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor, Dublin, and his wife, Mary. He himself described his more distant forebears as 'among the Scotch colonists who made ...

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Bonsall, Sir Arthur Wilfred [Bill] (1917–2014), intelligence officer and civil servant, was born on 25 June 1917 at 1 Clairville Road, Middlesbrough, the elder son of Wilfred Cook Bonsall (1888–1963), a private in the Machine Gun Corps and later company secretary at ...

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Jones, Sir Eric Malcolm (1907–1986), intelligence officer and administrator, was born on 27 April 1907 in Buxton, Derbyshire, the third in the family of four sons and one daughter of Samuel Jones, who ran the family business of Samuel Jones & Son, textile manufacturers, of ...

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Peyton, Sir John (1579–1635), soldier, spy, and administrator, was probably born at Beaupré Hall in Outwell, Norfolk, in 1579, the only son of Sir John Peyton (1544–1630), soldier and administrator, of Doddington, Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Dorothy, née Beaupré (d.1603), widow of ...