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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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Bathurst, Charles, first Viscount Bledisloe (1867–1958), agriculturist and politician, was born in London on 21 September 1867, the second but first surviving son of the barrister Charles Bathurst (1836–1907), of Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, where he owned 4000 acres of land, and his wife, ...

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Beckford, Peter (bap. 1643, d. 1710), planter in Jamaica and politician, was baptized on 19 November 1643 at St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, the son of Peter Beckford, 'a shadowy and humble figure' whose dates of birth and death are unknown (...

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Blamire, William (1790–1862), farmer and politician, was born on 13 April 1790 at The Oaks, near Dalston, Cumberland, the son of William Blamire (1740–1814), yeoman farmer and naval surgeon, and Jane Curwen (1739/40–1837). He came on both sides of his family from long-established ...

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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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Thomas William Coke, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1778 by kind permission of the Earl of Leicester and the Trustees of the Holkham Estate. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Coke, Thomas William, first earl of Leicester of Holkham (1754–1842), politician and agriculturist, was born in London on 6 May 1754 and baptized at St James's, Piccadilly, on 22 May, the eldest son of Wenham Roberts Coke (1717–1776), a landowner, and his second wife, ...

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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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John Christian Curwen (1756–1828) by Charles Turner, pubd 1809 (after John James Halls) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curwen, John Christian (1756–1828), agriculturist and politician, was born on 12 July 1756 at Ewanrigg, Dearham, Cumberland, the eldest to survive infancy of the sons of John Christian of Ewanrigg, and his wife, Jane, eldest daughter of Eldred Curwen of Workington Hall, Cumberland...

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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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Dawkins, Henry (1728–1814), plantation and slave owner and politician, was born in Clarendon, Jamaica, on 24 May 1728, the fourth child and third son of Henry Dawkins (1698–1744) and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1695–1757), daughter of Edward Pennant, chief justice of Jamaica...

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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...