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Du Pre Alexander, second earl of Caledon (1777–1839) by Charles Turner, pubd 1840 (after Richard Rothwell) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Alexander, Du Pre, second earl of Caledon (1777–1839), politician and colonial administrator, was born on 14 December 1777, the only son of James Alexander (1730–1802), first earl of Caledon, of Caledon Castle, co. Tyrone, and his wife, Anne (d. 1777), daughter of ...

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Thomas George Baring, first earl of Northbrook (1826–1904) by Bassano © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baring, Thomas George, first earl of Northbrook (1826–1904), politician and viceroy of India, was born at 16 Cumberland Street, London, on 22 January 1826, the eldest son of Sir Francis Thornhill Baring, third baronet and later first Baron Northbrook (1796–1866), and his first wife, ...

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Bladen, Thomas (1698–1780), politician and colonial governor, was born in Annapolis, Maryland, the eldest son of William Bladen (1670–1718), placeman and lawyer, and his second wife, Anne, daughter of Garrett and Mary Van Swearingen. Bladen's father, from a prominent Yorkshire family, emigrated to ...

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Victor Alexander Bruce, ninth earl of Elgin and thirteenth earl of Kincardine (1849–1917) by Elliott & Fry, 1886 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bruce, Victor Alexander, ninth earl of Elgin and thirteenth earl of Kincardine (1849–1917), politician and viceroy of India, was the eldest son of James Bruce, eighth earl of Elgin (1811–1863), and his second wife, Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (1819–1898), daughter of the first earl of Durham...

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Burt, William Mathew (c. 1725–1781), colonial governor, was born at Elim in Jamaica, the first of fourteen children of Colonel William Pym Burt (d. 1750), a planter in Nevis, and subsequently chief justice and treasurer of St Kitts, and his second wife, ...

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Calvert, Charles, fifth Baron Baltimore (1699–1751), colonial proprietor and politician, was born on 29 September 1699, probably at his family estate, Woodcote Park in Epsom, Surrey, the eldest son of Benedict Leonard Calvert, fourth Baron Baltimore (1679–1715), and his wife, Charlotte (1678–1721), daughter of ...

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Cavendish, Victor Christian William, ninth duke of Devonshire (1868–1938), politician and governor-general of Canada, was born on 31 May 1868, the eldest son of Lord Edward Cavendish (1838–1891) and his wife, Emma Elizabeth Lascelles (1838–1920). He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge...

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Coote, Richard, first earl of Bellamont (1636–1701), politician and colonial governor, was the only son of Richard Coote, Baron Coloony (1620–1683), landowner and Irish peer, and his wife, Mary (d. 1701), daughter of Sir George St George of Carrickdrumruske, co. Leitrim, and sister of the ...

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Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India, was born on 11 January 1859 at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, the second of the eleven children of the Revd Alfred Nathaniel Holden Curzon, fourth Baron Scarsdale (1831–1916), rector of ...

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George Eden, earl of Auckland (1784–1849) by Simon Jacques Rochard, c. 1835–6 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eden, George, earl of Auckland (1784–1849), politician and governor-general of India, was born at Eden Farm, near Beckenham in Kent, on 25 August 1784, the second son of William Eden, first Baron Auckland (1744–1814), and his wife, Eleanor (1758–1818), daughter of Sir Gilbert Elliot...

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Ferguson, Ronald Crauford Munro, Viscount Novar (1860–1934), politician and governor-general of Australia, was born at Kirkcaldy on 6 March 1860, the eldest of the three sons and one daughter of Colonel Robert Ferguson (d. 1868), of Raith, Fife, and his wife, Emma (...

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Ronald Crauford Munro Ferguson, Viscount Novar (1860–1934) by H. Walter Barnett © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fergusson, Sir James, of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907), politician and colonial governor, was born on 18 March 1832 in Edinburgh, the eldest of four sons of Sir Charles Dalrymple-Fergusson of Kilkerran, fifth baronet (1800–1849), of Kilkerran in Ayrshire, and his wife, Helen (...

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Forbes, John (1750–1797), politician and colonial governor, the second son and youngest of the four children of John Forbes (1703–1757), barrister, and Sophia Curtis, was born possibly at the family seat at Newstone, co. Meath, Ireland. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin...

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Fullarton, William, of Fullarton (1754–1808), politician and colonial governor, was born on 12 January 1754, the only son of William Fullarton (d. 1758) of Fullarton, Ayrshire, and Barbara, daughter of William Blair of Blair. While still a child he inherited considerable property in ...