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Allen, William (1704–1780), landowner and politician in America, was born on 5 August 1704 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William Allen (d. c.1725), merchant, and his wife, known only by her maiden name, Budd. They were Presbyterians from Dungannon, Tyrone, to whom ...

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Bulloch, Archibald Stobo (1730–1777), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born in Charles Town, South Carolina, the son of James Bulloch (1701–1780) clergyman and planter, and Jean Stobo. Archibald studied law and was admitted to the bar before 1758, when he moved to ...

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Charles Carroll (1737–1832) by Thomas Sully, 1826 courtesy of the Massachusetts Historical Society

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Carroll, Charles [known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton] (1737–1832), planter and politician in the United States of America, was born on Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland, on 19 September 1737, the only child of Charles Carroll of Annapolis (1702–1782) and his common-law wife, ...

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Carroll, Charles [called the Barrister] (1723–1783), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 22 March 1723, at King George Street, Annapolis, Maryland, the eldest of three children of Charles Carroll (1691–1755), physician and ironmaster, and his first wife, Dorothy Blake...

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Robert Carter (1663–1732) by unknown artist, c. 1720 National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Carter, Robert [called King Carter] (1663–1732), planter and politician in America, was born in Lancaster county in the Northern Neck of colonial Virginia. He was the son of Colonel John Carter (d. 1669), 'the emigrant', a prosperous planter, and his fourth wife, ...

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Coode, John (c. 1648–1709), planter and politician in America, was born in Penryn, Cornwall, the second of three sons of John Coode (1622–1713), lawyer, and his wife, Grace (d. 1694), daughter of Thomas Robins of Glasney College. Coode briefly attended Exeter College, Oxford...

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Benjamin Harrison (c. 1726–1791) by unknown artist The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia

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Harrison, Benjamin (c. 1726–1791), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was probably born at Berkeley, the family residence, in Charles City county, Virginia, the oldest surviving son of Benjamin Harrison (1701–1744/5), a prosperous planter, and Anne Carter (b. c.1699), the daughter of ...

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Hooper, Henry (c. 1687–1767), planter, lawyer, and politician in America, was born in Dorchester county, Maryland, the son of Henry Hooper (c.1643–1720), planter and politician, and his second wife, Mary (1663–1740), daughter of Roger Woolford. A third-generation Marylander, Hooper was a member of a prominent eastern shore family and a man of considerable influence. While little is known about his early life and formal education, he was a practising member of the ...

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Johnston, Samuel (1733–1816), planter and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 15 December 1733 in Dundee, the son of Samuel Johnston (1702–1757) and Helen, née Scrymsoure (d. 1750). In 1735 his parents moved to North Carolina where his uncle, Gabriel Johnston...

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Jones, Noble (1702–1775), colonial politician and planter, was born in Lambeth, Surrey; details of his parents and education are unknown. By 1722 he had married Sarah Hack (c.1703–c.1752), with whom he had two sons and a daughter. A close friend of ...

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Richard Henry Lee (1733–1794) by Charles Willson Peale, c. 1785 Independence National Historical Park

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Lee, Richard Henry (1733–1794), revolutionary politician and planter in America, was born on 20 January 1733 in Westmoreland county, Virginia, the fourth of eight surviving children of Thomas Lee (1690–1750) and Hannah (1701–1750), daughter of Philip Ludwell of Green Spring, Virginia, and his wife, ...

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Livingston, Robert Robert (1718–1775), landowner and politician in America, was born in August 1718 in New York city, the only child of Robert Livingston (1688–1775), merchant and later proprietor of Clermont, and his wife, Margaret, née Howarden (c.1693–1758). Livingston was educated at home and then trained as a lawyer in ...

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Lloyd, Edward (1671–1719), planter and politician in America, was born on 7 February 1671 at Wye House, Talbot county, Maryland, the eldest of the three sons and seven daughters of Colonel Philemon Lloyd (1645/6–1685), planter, merchant, and politician, and his wife, Henrietta Maria (1647–1697)...

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Lloyd, Edward (1711–1770), planter and politician in America, was born on 8 May 1711 at Wye House, Talbot county, Maryland, the third child of Edward Lloyd (1671–1719), planter, merchant, and politician, and his wife, Sarah (1683–1755), daughter of Nehemiah Covington and Rebecca Denwood...

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Middleton, Arthur (1681–1737), planter and politician in America, was born in Charles Town, South Carolina, the son of Edward Middleton, planter, and his wife, Sarah Fowell. His father had emigrated from England to Carolina in 1678 and founded the Middleton dynasty of wealthy planter–politicians whose influence has been felt in every era of ...

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Norris, Isaac (1701–1766), landowner and politician in America, was born on 3 December 1701 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of fourteen children of Isaac Norris (1671–1735), and his wife, Mary (1674–1748), daughter of Thomas Lloyd, president of the council of Pennsylvania. A lifelong resident of ...