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Beckett, Sir Edmund [known as Edmund Denison], fourth baronet (1787–1874), railway promoter and politician, was born at Gledhow Hall, Leeds, on 29 January 1787, the sixth son of the banker Sir John Beckett, first baronet (1743–1826), and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Frederick Archibald Vaughan Campbell, third Earl Cawdor (1847–1911) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Campbell, Frederick Archibald Vaughan, third Earl Cawdor (1847–1911), politician and railway administrator, was born on 13 February 1847 at St Leonard's Hill, Windsor, the eldest child of John Frederick Vaughan Campbell, second Earl Cawdor (1817–1898) and his first wife, Sarah, daughter of the ...

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Grosvenor, Richard de Aquila, first Baron Stalbridge (1837–1912), railway administrator and politician, the fourth son of Richard Grosvenor, second marquess of Westminster (1795–1869), and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower, the second daughter of George Granville Leveson-Gower, first duke of Sutherland, was born at ...

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Peel, Sir Frederick (1823–1906), politician and railway commissioner, born in Stanhope Street, London, on 26 October 1823, was the second son of Sir Robert Peel, second baronet (1788–1850), prime minister, and his wife, Julia (1795–1859), daughter of General Sir John Floyd, first baronet...