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Bowyer, Robert (c. 1560–1621), parliamentary official and politician, was the younger son of William Bowyer (d. 1569/70) of Wimbledon, Surrey, bailiff of Westminster and keeper of the records in the Tower, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire...

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Henry Cowper (c. 1753–1840) by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1828 V&A Images, The Victoria and Albert Museum

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Cowper, Henry (c. 1753–1840), clerk assistant of the House of Lords, was the youngest of the three sons of Lieutenant-General Spencer Cowper (c.1724–1797) of Ham Common, Surrey, and his wife, Charlotte, daughter of John Baber. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford...

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Elsynge [Elsyng], Henry (bap. 1606, d. 1656), clerk of the House of Commons, was baptized on 2 March 1606 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London, the elder of the two surviving sons of Henry Elsynge (bap. 1577, d. 1635), clerk of the parliaments, and his wife, ...

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Elsynge, Henry (bap. 1577, d. 1635), parliamentary official, belonged to a family that came originally from Duxworth in Cambridgeshire and was baptized on 21 August 1577 at St Dunstan-in-the-West, London. He was the eldest of the three sons and second of the four children of another ...

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Harrison, Sir William Montagu Graham- (1871–1949), parliamentary draftsman, was born William Montagu Harrison on 4 February 1871 at Charlton, Kent, the youngest child of Captain Thomas Arthur John Harrison, Royal Artillery, then stationed at Woolwich, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Thompson. From Wellington College...

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Hatsell, John (1733–1820), clerk of the House of Commons, was born on 22 December 1733, the eldest son of Henry Hatsell, lawyer, and Penelope, daughter of Sir James Robinson of Cranford Hall, Kettering. He was admitted to the Middle Temple in 1750, and made senior bencher in 1789 and treasurer in 1802. In 1778 he married ...

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Ilbert, Sir Courtenay Peregrine (1841–1924), parliamentary draftsman, administrator in India, and legal writer, was born at Kingsbridge, Devon, on 12 June 1841, the eldest of six sons of the Revd Peregrine Arthur Ilbert, rector of Thurlestone, Devon, and his wife, Rose Anne, daughter of ...

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Palgrave, Sir Reginald Francis Douce (1829–1904), clerk of the House of Commons, was born at 26 Duke Street, Westminster, on 28 June 1829, the fourth son of the historian Sir Francis Palgrave (1788–1861) and his wife, Elizabeth Turner (1799–1852). William Gifford Palgrave and ...

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Perceval, Alexander (1787–1858), politician and serjeant-at-arms of the House of Lords, was born on 10 February 1787 at Temple House, Ballymote, co. Sligo, the second son and eventual heir of the Revd Philip Perceval, who succeeded his elder brother Guy Carleton Perceval in the family estates in 1792, and his wife, ...

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Ram, Sir (Lucius Abel John) Granville (1885–1952), parliamentary draftsman, was born on 24 June 1885 in Chester Square, Belgravia, London, the only surviving son of Abel John Ram (1842–1920), barrister, and his wife, Mary Grace O'Brien (d. 1912), daughter of the thirteenth Baron Inchiquin...