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Clifford, Sir Augustus William James, first baronet (1788–1877), naval officer and court official, was born abroad on 26 May 1788, the illegitimate son of William Cavendish, fifth duke of Devonshire (1748–1811), and Lady Elizabeth Foster (1757–1824) [see Cavendish], daughter of the ...

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Feilding, William, first earl of Denbigh (c. 1587–1643), naval officer and courtier, was the eldest of the three sons of Basil Feilding (c.1567–1633) of Newnham Paddox in Warwickshire and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Walter Aston of Tixall in Staffordshire. His date of birth is uncertain, but he is likely to have been at least sixteen years old when he entered ...

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Hotham, Sir William (1772–1848), naval officer and courtier, was born on 12 February 1772, the second son of General George Hotham and his wife, Diana, youngest daughter of Sir Warton Pennyman, bt. He was a nephew of William Hotham, first Baron Hotham, and was educated at ...

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Payne, John Willett (1752–1803), naval officer and royal official, was born on 23 April 1752 at St Kitts in the Leeward Islands, the second son of Ralph Payne (d. 1760), chief justice of the island, and his second wife, Margaret, née Gallwey...

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Stewart, Sir Francis (1588/9–1634/5), courtier and naval officer, was the younger son of James Stewart, second earl of Moray (1565/6–1592), and his wife, Elizabeth Stewart, suo jure countess of Moray (1565–1591). Through his maternal grandfather, the regent James Stewart, first earl of Moray...