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Carey, Henry, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596), courtier and administrator, was born on 4 March 1526, the only son of William Carey (c. 1496–1528), courtier, of Aldenham, Hertfordshire, and his wife, Mary [see Stafford, Mary (c. 1499-1543)], royal mistress, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, ...

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Henry Carey, first Baron Hunsdon (1526–1596) attrib. Marcus Gheeraerts the younger, 1591 The Berkeley Castle Will Trust. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cotton, Sir Richard (b. in or before 1497, d. 1556), courtier and administrator, was the third son of John Cotton, a Shropshire gentleman, and Cecily, daughter of Thomas Mainwaring of Ightfield, Shropshire. He began his career as an attorney in the sheriff's court in ...

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Grey, Henry, first Baron Grey of Groby (1547–1614), courtier and administrator, was the only surviving son of Lord John Grey (d. 1564) of Pirgo, Essex, and Mary, daughter of Anthony Browne, first Viscount Montagu of Cowdray, Sussex. He was probably educated at Christ Church, Oxford...

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Rogers, Sir Edward (c. 1498–1568), courtier and administrator, was the eldest son of George Rogers of Langport, Somerset, and his wife, Elizabeth. He had links with the Courtenays, but his career centred upon service in the Tudor royal household. He committed a serious but unidentified offence in 1526 and fled with others to ...

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Sir Edward Rogers (c. 1498–1568) by unknown artist, 1567 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Villiers, George Herbert Hyde, sixth earl of Clarendon (1877–1955), public servant and courtier, was born on 7 June 1877 at 31 Upper Brook Street, London, the only son and elder child of Edward Hyde Villiers (1846–1914), fifth earl of Clarendon of the second creation...