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Bentinck, Lord Henry William Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord Henry Bentinck] (1804–1870), sportsman and politician, was born on 9 June 1804, the fourth son of William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, the fourth duke of Portland (1768–1854), and his wife, Henrietta (d. 1844), elder daughter and coheir of ...

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Bentinck, Lord (William) George Frederic Cavendish-Scott- [known as Lord George Bentinck] (1802–1848), politician and sportsman, was born on 27 February 1802 at Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, the fifth child and second surviving son of William Henry Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck, fourth duke of Portland (1768–1854), and his wife, ...

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Lord (William) George Frederic Cavendish-Scott- Bentinck (1802–1848) by Samuel Lane, c. 1836 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Berkeley, (George Charles) Grantley Fitzhardinge (1800–1881), politician and sportsman, was born at Cranford House, Hounslow, Middlesex, on 10 February 1800, the sixth son of Frederick Augustus Berkeley, fifth earl of Berkeley (1745–1810), and the second legitimate son after the earl's marriage, on 16 May 1796, to ...

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Chaplin, Henry, first Viscount Chaplin (1840–1923), politician and sportsman, was born on 22 December 1840 at Ryhall, near Stamford, the third child but the eldest surviving son of the Revd Henry Chaplin (1789–1849), vicar of Ryhall, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1858)...

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Henry Chaplin, first Viscount Chaplin (1840–1923) by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope, 1908 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grenfell, William Henry, Baron Desborough (1855–1945), sportsman and politician, was born in London on 30 October 1855, the eldest son of Charles William Grenfell MP (1823–1861) of Taplow Court, Buckinghamshire, and Georgiana Caroline Lascelles (d. 1911), daughter of William Saunders Sebright Lascelles MP...

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William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough (1855–1945) by John Singer Sargent, 1912 Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond, second duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1701–1750) by Jean Baptiste van Loo photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Lennox, Charles, second duke of Richmond, second duke of Lennox, and duke of Aubigny in the French nobility (1701–1750), politician and sportsman, was born at Goodwood, near Chichester, on 18 May 1701, the only son of Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond, Lennox, and Aubigny...

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James Lowther (1840–1904) by Maull & Fox © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lowther, James (1840–1904), politician and sportsman, born at Swillington House, Leeds, on 1 December 1840, was the younger son in the family of two sons and a daughter of Sir Charles Lowther, third baronet (1803–1894), of Swillington House, Leeds, and Wilton Castle, Redcar...

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Alfred Lyttelton (1857–1913) by H. Walter Barnett, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lyttelton, Alfred (1857–1913), sportsman and politician, was born on 7 February 1857 at Hagley Hall, Worcestershire. He was the eighth son and youngest of the twelve children of George William Lyttelton, fourth Baron Lyttelton (1817–1876), and his wife, Mary Glynne (1813–1857) (W. E. Gladstone's...

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Pease, Sir Alfred Edward, second baronet (1857–1939), politician and sportsman, was born at Woodlands, Darlington, on 29 June 1857, the second of the eight children, and the eldest son, of Sir Joseph Whitwell Pease, first baronet (1828–1903), businessman and Liberal MP for Barnard Castle, co. Durham...

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Ponsonby, William Brabazon, first Baron Ponsonby (1744–1806), politician and sportsman, was born on 15 September 1744 in Dublin, the eldest of the ten children of John Ponsonby (1713–1789), speaker of the Irish House of Commons, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Cavendish (1723–1796), second daughter of ...

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Spencer, John Charles, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845), politician, agriculturist, and sportsman, was born on 30 May 1782 at Spencer House, St James's Place, London, the eldest child of George John Spencer, second Earl Spencer (1758–1834), and Lavinia Bingham, daughter of the ...

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John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp and third Earl Spencer (1782–1845) by Charles Turner, 1832 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wakefield, (William) Wavell, Baron Wakefield of Kendal (1898–1983), sportsman and politician, was born on 10 March 1898 at Beckenham, Kent, the eldest of four sons (there were no daughters) of Roger William Wakefield (1865–1958), a medical practitioner in Beckenham, and his wife, Ethel Mary (...

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(William) Wavell Wakefield, Baron Wakefield of Kendal (1898–1983) by unknown photographer, 1923 Getty Images