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Beckford, Peter (bap. 1643, d. 1710), planter in Jamaica and politician, was baptized on 19 November 1643 at St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, the son of Peter Beckford, 'a shadowy and humble figure' whose dates of birth and death are unknown (Alexander, 29...

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Blamire, William (1790–1862), farmer and politician, was born on 13 April 1790 at The Oaks, near Dalston, Cumberland, the son of William Blamire (1740–1814), yeoman farmer and naval surgeon, and Jane Curwen (1739/40–1837). He came on both sides of his family from long-established ...

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Blundell, Francis Nicholas Joseph (1880–1936), politician and farmer, was born on 16 October 1880 at Altmouth, Alt Road, Hightown, near Liverpool, the first of the three children of Francis Nicholas Blundell (1853–1884), land agent, and his wife, Mary (Polly) Sweetman (1859–1930). Blundell was a prominent public figure between the wars whose main interests were agriculture and Roman Catholic causes. His father died when he was three and he was brought up with his two sisters by his mother, a successful author who wrote some fifty novels and plays under the name ...

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Denis Victor Carter, Baron Carter (1932–2006) by unknown photographer, 1997 © Photoshot

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Carter, Denis Victor, Baron Carter (1932–2006), farmer and politician, was born on 17 January 1932 at 39 Hayles Street, Southwark, London, the son of Albert William Carter (d. 1973), tea warehouseman, and his wife, Annie Julia, née Tynan (d. 1972). The family later moved to ...

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Dawkins, Henry (1728–1814), plantation and slave owner and politician, was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, on 24 May 1728, the fourth child and third son of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1695–1757), daughter of Edward Pennant, chief justice of Jamaica...

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Graham, (James) Angus, seventh duke of Montrose (1907–1992), farmer and politician, was born on 2 May 1907 at 19 Manchester Square, London, the elder son and eldest of the four children of James Graham, marquess of Graham, later sixth duke of Montrose (1878–1954)...

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Grant, Sir George Macpherson-, third baronet (1839–1907), cattle breeder, landowner, and politician, was born on 12 August 1839, probably at Ballindalloch, Banffshire. He was the eldest son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant (1804–1850) and his wife, Marion Helen Campbell (1810–1855). His father was the second baronet and grandson of ...

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Kerruish, Sir (Henry) Charles (1917–2003), politician and farmer, was born on 23 July 1917 at Ballafayle, Maughold, Isle of Man, the only child of Henry Howard Kerruish (bap. 1872, d. 1938), farmer, and his wife, Clara May, née Kewin (1877–1961). Ballafayle, Kerruish's...

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Mackie, John, Baron John-Mackie (1909–1994), farmer and politician, was born on 24 November 1909 at North Ythsie, Tarves, Aberdeenshire, one of six children and the second of three sons of Maitland Mackie, farmer, and his wife, Mary Ann, née Yull. His father came from a prosperous Scottish farming family, with extensive holdings in ...

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Monro, Hector Seymour Peter, Baron Monro of Langholm (1922–2006), farmer and politician, was born at 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh, on 4 October 1922, the younger child and only son of Ian Alastair Seymour Hale Monro (d. 1943), a lieutenant and later captain in the ...

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Spencer, Robert, first Baron Spencer (1570–1627), politician and sheep farmer, was the son of Sir John Spencer (c.1545–1600) of Althorp, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Mary Catlin (d. 1621), daughter of Sir Robert Catlin. He was educated at Oxford University and on 15 February 1588 married ...

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