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Bathurst, Charles, first Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), agriculturist and politician, was born in London on 21 September 1867, the second but first surviving son of the barrister Charles Bathurst (1836–1907), of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he owned 4000 acres of land, and his wife, ...

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1778 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 (after John James Halls) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curwen, John Christian (1756–1828), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 July 1756 at Ewanrigg, Dearham, Cumberland, the eldest to survive infancy of the sons of John Christian of Ewanrigg, and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Eldred Curwen of Workington Hall, Cumberland...

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George Dempster of Dunnichen (1732–1818) by John Opie Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Dempster, George, of Dunnichen (1732–1818), agriculturist and politician, was born at Alexander Kyd's Close, Dundee, Forfarshire, on 8 December 1732, the eldest son of John Dempster (1700–1754), landowner and grain merchant, and his first wife, Isabel Ogilvie (1700×10–c.1738).

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Hatton, Murray Edward Gordon Finch-, twelfth earl of Winchilsea and seventh earl of Nottingham (1851–1898), politician and agriculturist, was born on 28 March 1851 at Wilton Crescent, London, the second son of the ultra-tory, anti-Catholic politician George William Finch-Hatton, tenth earl of Winchilsea and fifth earl of Nottingham...

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Kinnear, John Boyd (1828–1920), politician and agriculturist, was born in Edinburgh on 15 March 1828, the eldest son of Charles Kinnear (b. 1795?), of Kinloch, Fife, and Christiana Boyd Greenshields. He was educated at home and then at the universities of St Andrews...

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Sir Lopes Massey Lopes, third baronet (1818–1908) by Maull & Polyblank, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lopes, Sir Lopes Massey, third baronet (1818–1908), politician and agriculturist, born at Maristow, Devon, on 14 June 1818, was the eldest son of Sir Ralph Lopes, second baronet (d. 1854), and his wife, Susan Gibbs, eldest daughter of Abraham Ludlow of Heywood House, Wiltshire...

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Ernest Clarke

revised by Anne Pimlott Baker

Pell, Albert (1820–1907), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 March 1820, in Montagu Place, Bloomsbury, London, the eldest of the three sons of Sir Albert Pell (1768–1832), of Pinner Hill, Middlesex, and his wife, Margaret Letitia Matilda (1786–1868), third daughter and coheir of ...

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Ernest Clarke

revised by G. E. Mingay

Read, Clare Sewell (1826–1905), agriculturist and politician, the eldest son of George Read of Barton Bendish Hall, Norfolk, and Sarah Ann, daughter of Clare Sewell, was born at Ketteringham on 6 November 1826. His ancestors had been tenant farmers in Norfolk since the end of the sixteenth century. He was educated privately at ...

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Russell, Francis, fifth duke of Bedford (1765–1802), agriculturist and politician, was born on 23 July 1765 and baptized on 20 August 1765 at St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, the eldest child of Francis Russell, marquess of Tavistock (1739–1767), politician, and Lady Elizabeth Keppel (1739–1768), daughter of ...

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Francis Russell, fifth duke of Bedford (1765–1802) by John Hoppner, exh. RA 1797? The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Sebright, Sir John Saunders, seventh baronet (1767–1846), politician and agriculturist, was born in Sackville Street, Westminster, London, on 23 May 1767, the elder son of Sir John Sebright, sixth baronet (bap. 1725, d. 1794), MP for Bath (1761–80), and Sarah (d...

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Sir John Saunders Sebright, seventh baronet (1767–1846) by Samuel William Reynolds senior, pubd 1834 (after P. Boileau) © 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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John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845) by Charles Turner, 1832 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ernest Clarke

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Wells, William (1818–1889), agriculturist and politician, was born on 15 March 1818, the eldest son of Captain William Wells RN, of Holme, Huntingdonshire, and Elizabeth, daughter of John Joshua Proby, first earl of Carysfort. After being educated at Harrow School he went to ...