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Murray, David, seventh Viscount Stormont and second earl of Mansfield (1727–1796), diplomatist and politician, was born on 9 October 1727, the eldest son of David, sixth Viscount Stormont (c.1689–1748), and Anne (d. 1735), only surviving child of John Stewart of ...


Nethersole, Sir Francis (bap. 1587, d. 1659), diplomat and politician, was baptized at Kingston, Kent, on 26 February 1587, the second son of John Nethersole of Wymondeswold, Kent, and his wife, Perigrinia, daughter of Francis Wilsford. He matriculated as a pensioner from Trinity College, Cambridge...


Stanhope, William, first earl of Harrington (1683?–1756), diplomatist and politician, was the third surviving son of John Stanhope of Elvaston, Derbyshire, and his wife, Dorothy, the daughter of Charles Agard of Foston, Derbyshire. His elder brother was Charles Stanhope 1673–1760 [see below...


William Stanhope, first earl of Harrington (1683?–1756) by James Worsdale, 1746–50 © National Portrait Gallery, London