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Biddulph, Sir Thomas Myddleton (1809–1878), courtier and army officer, born on 29 July 1809, was the second son of Robert Biddulph of Ledbury and Charlotte, the daughter and coheir of Richard Myddleton MP, of Chirk Castle, of the old Welsh family of Myddleton...

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Sir Thomas Myddleton Biddulph (1809–1878) by Heinrich von Angeli, 1878 The Royal Collection © 2004 HM Queen Elizabeth II

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H. M. Chichester

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Bowles, Sir George (1787–1876), army officer and courtier, was born at Heale House, Wiltshire, the second son of William Bowles of Heale House, and Dinah Frankland, daughter of Admiral Sir Thomas Frankland, bt. William Bowles was his elder brother. He entered the army...

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Sir Frederick Arthur Montague Browning (1896–1965) by Sir Gerald Kelly, 1923 © reserved; private collection; © reserved in the photograph

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Browning, Sir Frederick Arthur Montague (1896–1965), army officer and courtier, often known as Boy Browning, or as Tommy to intimates, was born on 20 December 1896, at 31 Hans Road, Brompton, London, the second child and only son of Frederick Henry Browning and his wife, ...

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William Craven, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697) by Gerrit van Honthorst private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Craven, William, earl of Craven (bap. 1608, d. 1697), army officer and royal servant, was baptized on 26 June 1608 at St Andrew Undershaft, London, the eldest son of the London alderman Sir William Craven (c. 1545–1618) and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Edwards, Sir Fleetwood Isham (1842–1910), army officer and courtier, second son of Thomas Edwards of Woodside, Harrow on the Hill, and his wife, Hester Magdalen Penelope, daughter of the Revd William Wilson, of Knowle Hall, Warwickshire, was born at Thames Ditton on 21 April 1842. Educated at ...

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Fitzcharles, Charles, earl of Plymouth (c. 1657–1680), courtier and army officer, was born, probably in Bruges, in 1657, the illegitimate son of Charles II (1630–1685), and Catherine Pegge (d. 1678). His mother's liaison with the exiled king had come to an end by 1658, and he was brought up by her in the ...

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FitzRoy [formerly Palmer], George, duke of Northumberland (1665–1716), courtier and army officer, was born on 28 December 1665 at Merton College, Oxford, the third and youngest son of Charles II and Barbara Palmer, countess of Castlemaine (bap. 1640, d. 1709). For the first few years of his life he was officially the son of his mother's husband, ...

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Sir Martin John Gilliat (1913–1993) by Walter Bird, 1962 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gilliat, Sir Martin John (1913–1993), army officer and courtier, was born on 8 February 1913, the younger son and second of the three children of Lieutenant-Colonel John Babington Gilliat (1868–1949), army officer and landowner, of Hertfordshire, and his wife, Muriel Helen Lycette, née...

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Charles Grey (1804–1870) by Sir Francis Grant, 1868 private collection; photograph: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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Grey, Charles (1804–1870), army officer and courtier, second surviving son of Charles Grey, second Earl Grey (1764–1845), and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ponsonby (1776–1861), was born at Howick Hall, Northumberland, on 15 March 1804. He was educated at home under the supervision of his father, and entered the ...

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Knollys, Sir William Thomas (1797–1883), army officer and courtier, born on 1 August 1797, was the eldest son of General William Knollys, styled eighth earl of Banbury [see under Knollys, Charles, styled fourth earl of Banbury], and his wife, Charlotte Martha Blackwell...

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See Masham [née Hill], Abigail, Lady Masham

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Probyn, Sir Dighton Macnaghten (1833–1924), army officer and courtier, was born in London on 21 January 1833, the third of six sons of George Probyn, captain in the East India naval service, and his wife, Alicia (d. 1864), the daughter of Sir Francis Workman-Macnaghten...

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Reymes, Bullen (1613–1672), army officer, courtier, and government official, was born on 28 December 1613 at Petre Hayes, Devon, the eldest son and heir of Bullen Reymes (1586–1652) of Westminster, a courtier and gentleman usher to the duchess of Buckingham, and Mary (1585–1660)...

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R. H. Vetch

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Taylor, Sir Herbert (1775–1839), courtier and army officer, second son of the Revd Edward Taylor (1734–1798), of Bifrons, Kent, rector of Patrixbourne, and his wife, Margaret (d. 1780?), daughter of Thomas Payler of Ileden, Kent, was born on 29 September 1775 at ...

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Thesiger, Frederic Augustus, second Baron Chelmsford (1827–1905), army officer and courtier, was born on 31 May 1827, the eldest of the seven children of Frederick Thesiger, first Baron Chelmsford (1794–1878), lawyer, tory MP and lord high chancellor, and his wife, Anna Maria (...