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Bowyer, Robert (c. 1560–1621), parliamentary official and politician, was the younger son of William Bowyer (d. 1569/70) of Wimbledon, Surrey, bailiff of Westminster and keeper of the records in the Tower, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Sir John Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire...

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Dyson, Jeremiah (1722?–1776), clerk of the House of Commons and politician, was the eldest son of Jeremiah Dyson of Bartholomew Close, London, from whom in 1730 he inherited extensive estates in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Bedfordshire. Horace Walpole's description of his father as 'a tailor' therefore smacks of snobbery. The diarist also recalled that young ...

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Perceval, Alexander (1787–1858), politician and serjeant-at-arms of the House of Lords, was born on 10 February 1787 at Temple House, Ballymote, co. Sligo, the second son and eventual heir of the Revd Philip Perceval, who succeeded his elder brother Guy Carleton Perceval in the family estates in 1792, and his wife, ...