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Richard Arkwright (1755–1843) by Ramsay Richard Reinagle, 1813 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Arkwright, Richard (1755–1843), cotton manufacturer and landowner, was born on 19 December 1755 at Bolton, Lancashire, the only son of Sir Richard Arkwright (1732–1792), cotton manufacturer, and his wife, Patience (d. 1756), daughter of Robert Holt. In 1780 he married Mary (...

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Assheton, Nicholas (1590–1625), landowner, was the second son of Richard Assheton of Downham, near Clitheroe, Lancashire, and Margaret Hilton. He belonged to a branch of the Assheton family of Middleton, in the same county. He was probably educated at Clitheroe grammar school; he married ...

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Aucher, Sir Anthony (d. 1558), administrator and landowner, was the only surviving son and heir of James Aucher (d. 1509), gentleman, of Otterden, Kent, and his wife, Alice Hill. The father, a son and heir of John and Margaret Aucher, was the successful head of a minor gentry family who bequeathed much of his estate to the church. In his will of 1 January 1509 he entrusted his son to ...

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Bacon, Sir Edmund Castell, thirteenth baronet and fourteenth baronet (1903–1982), landowner, was born on 18 March 1903 at 18 Cadogan Square, London, the only son and fifth of six children of Sir Nicholas Henry Bacon, twelfth and thirteenth baronet (1857–1947), of Raveningham Hall, Norfolk...

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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Barnham, Sir Francis (bap. 1576, d. 1646?), local politician and landowner, was baptized at Hollingbourne, Kent, on 20 October 1576, the eldest son of Martin Barnham of Hollingbourne (1547×50–1610) and his first wife, Ursula (d. 1579), daughter of Robert Rudston of Boughton Monchelsea...

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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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Bateman, John (1839–1910), landowner and author, was born on 19 March 1839, the eldest of the four children of James Bateman (1812–1897), landowner, of Knypersley Hall, Staffordshire, and his wife, Maria Sybilla Egerton Warburton, daughter of the Revd Rowland Egerton Warburton of Norley, Cheshire...

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Beresford, Henry de la Poer, third marquess of Waterford (1811–1859), reprobate and landowner, was born on 26 April 1811 at 5 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the second son of Henry de la Poer Beresford, second marquess of Waterford (1772–1826), and his wife, Lady Susanna Hussey Carpenter (1784–1827)...

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Bertie, Richard (1517–1582), landowner and religious evangelical, was the eldest son of Thomas Bertie (d. 1555), of Bearsted, Kent, and his wife, a member of the Say family of Shropshire. In February 1534 he was admitted to Corpus Christi College, Oxford, aged sixteen. Having graduated BA in 1537, he became a probationary fellow of ...

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Blackett, Sir William, first baronet (1657–1705), landowner and mine owner, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 5 April 1657. He was the eighth child and third surviving son of Sir William Blackett, also first baronet (1621–1680), and his first wife, Elizabeth (...

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Boscawen, Hugh (bap. 1578, d. 1641), landowner, was baptized on 28 April 1578 in the parish church of St Michael Penkevil, Cornwall, the only son of Nicholas Boscawen (1540/41–1626), landowner, of Tregothnan near Falmouth, and his wife, Alice (d. 1580), daughter of ...

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Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643) by Isaac Oliver, c. 1610–15 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Boyle, Richard, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), landowner and administrator, was born at Preston, near Faversham in Kent, on 13 October 1566, the second son of Roger Boyle (d. 1576), landowner, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Robert Naylor. Roger Boyle, a cadet of a ...

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Bright, Sir John, baronet (bap. 1619, d. 1688), parliamentarian officer and landowner, was baptized on 14 October 1619, the third but only surviving son of Stephen Bright (1583–1642), of Carbrook, Yorkshire, and his first wife, Joan Westby (d. 1633), daughter of George Westby...

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Bromhead, Sir Edward Thomas Ffrench, second baronet (1789–1855), mathematician and landowner, was born in Dublin on 26 March 1789, the eldest of three sons (there were no daughters) of General Gonville Bromhead (1758–1822) of Thurlby, Lincolnshire, who was created baronet in 1806, and his wife, ...