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Francis Basset, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835) by Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1786 in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, William A. Clark

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Basset, Francis, Baron de Dunstanville and first Baron Basset (1757–1835), politician and landowner, was born at Walcot, Oxfordshire, on 9 August 1757, first-born of two sons and five daughters of Francis Basset (1715–1769), MP and landowner, of Tehidy, Cornwall, and his wife, Margaret...

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John Campbell, first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717) by Sir John Baptiste de Medina Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Campbell, John [called Iain Glas], first earl of Breadalbane and Holland (1634–1717), magnate and politician, was born on 29 May 1634 at Stronmillochan, Glenorchy, Argyll, the eldest son of Sir John Campbell of Glenorchy, fourth baronet (d. 1686), and his first wife, ...

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Charles Robert Wynn- Carington, marquess of Lincolnshire (1843–1928) by Harold Speed, 1909 © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Carington, Charles Robert Wynn- [formerly Charles Robert Carrington], marquess of Lincolnshire (1843–1928), politician and landowner, was born in Whitehall, London, on 16 May 1843, the elder son of Robert John Carrington (formerly Smith), second Baron Carrington, and his second wife, Charlotte, younger daughter of ...

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Caulfeild, Toby, first Baron Caulfeild of Charlemont (bap. 1565, d. 1627), soldier, politician, and landowner, was baptized on 2 December 1565 at Great Milton, Oxfordshire, a younger son of Alexander Caulfeild. Nothing is known of his early years or education, but from 1590 he pursued a military career, sailing on ...

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Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham- Clinton, fourth duke of Newcastle under Lyme (1785–1851) by Henry William Pickersgill, exh. 1835 Palace of Westminster Collection

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Clinton, Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-, fourth duke of Newcastle under Lyme (1785–1851), landowner and politician, was the elder son of Thomas Pelham-Clinton, third duke of Newcastle under Lyme (1752–1795), and his wife, Lady Anna Maria Stanhope (1760–1834), fifth daughter of William Stanhope, second earl of Harrington...

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See Cotton, Sir Robert Bruce, first baronet

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Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, seventh Earl Cowper (1834–1905) by unknown lithographer (after Violet Manners, duchess of Rutland, 1894) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cowper, Francis Thomas de Grey, seventh Earl Cowper (1834–1905), politician and landowner, was born on 11 June 1834 in Berkeley Square, London. Styled Viscount Fordwich until he succeeded to his father's title, he was the eldest in the family of two sons and four daughters of ...

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Curzon, Sir Nathaniel, fourth baronet (1675/6–1758), landowner and politician, was the second of the five sons of Sir Nathaniel Curzon, second baronet (1636–1719), and his wife, Sarah (c.1655–1728), daughter of William Penn of Penn, Buckinghamshire. The Curzons, originally from Normandy, had been resident in ...

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Edgcumbe, Sir Richard (1499–1562), landowner and member of parliament, was the eldest son of Sir Peter Edgcumbe (1477–1539) [see under Edgcumbe, Sir Richard] of Cotehele, Cornwall, and his first wife, Jane (d. before 1525), daughter and heir of James Derneford...

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See Fane, Sir Thomas

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James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773) by Allan Ramsay, 1762 © reserved

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Fitzgerald, James, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician and landowner, was born on 29 May 1722 at Carton, co. Kildare, Ireland, the second son but surviving heir of Robert Fitzgerald, nineteenth earl of Kildare (1675–1744), landowner, and Lady Mary O'Brien (1692–1780), eldest daughter of ...

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William Wentworth Fitzwilliam, second Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Great Britain, and fourth Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Ireland (1748–1833) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1827 private collection; © reserved in the photograph

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Fitzwilliam, William Wentworth, second Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Great Britain, and fourth Earl Fitzwilliam in the peerage of Ireland (1748–1833), politician and landowner, was born William Fitzwilliam at Milton House, near Peterborough, on 30 May 1748, the eldest son of William Fitzwilliam, ...