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Forbes, George, third earl of Granard (1685–1765), naval officer and diplomatist, was born in Ireland on 21 October 1685, the son of Arthur Forbes, second earl (c.1656–1734), army officer, and his wife, Mary (1661–1724), daughter of Sir George Rawdon, baronet, of ...

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See Harris, James Howard, third earl of Malmesbury

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Edmund Lyons, first Baron Lyons (1790–1858) by George Frederic Watts, 1856–7 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lyons, Edmund, first Baron Lyons (1790–1858), naval officer and diplomatist, the fourth son of John Lyons of Antigua and St Austen's, Lymington, in Hampshire, was born on 29 November 1790 at Burton, Christchurch, Hampshire. Vice Admiral John Lyons (d. 1872), for many years in the Egyptian service, was his elder brother. ...

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Edward Montagu, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1670 Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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Montagu [Mountagu], Edward, first earl of Sandwich (1625–1672), army and naval officer and diplomat, was born at Barnwell, Northamptonshire, on 27 July 1625, the second but eldest surviving son of Sir Sydney Montagu (c.1571–1644) of Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdonshire, MP for Huntingdonshire, master of requests, and groom of the bedchamber to ...

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Napier, William John, ninth Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1786–1834), naval officer and trade envoy, the eldest son of Francis Napier, eighth Lord Napier of Merchistoun (1758–1823), and his wife, Maria Margaret, née Clavering (1756?–1821), was born at Kinsale in Ireland on 13 October 1786. He entered the ...

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Synnott, Sir Hilary Nicholas Hugh (1945–2011), submariner and diplomatist, was born on 20 March 1945 at Naish Lodge, Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, the younger son of Jasper Nicholas Netterville Synnott (b. 1908), naval officer, and his first wife, Florence England, née Hillary (1910–1972)...