Eliot, Sir Charles Norton Edgcumbe (1862–1931), diplomatist and university administrator, was born at Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire, on 8 January 1862, the eldest son of Edward Eliot (1827–1898), curate of Sibford Gower, who in 1863 became vicar of Norton Bavant, Wiltshire, and his wife, ...
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Nicol, Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby (1924–1994), university administrator and diplomatist, was born on 14 September 1924, the son of Jonathan Josibiah Nicol, civil servant, in Bathurst Village, outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. He spent part of his boyhood in Nigeria (where he is said to have learnt five Nigerian languages), then returned to ...