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Blundell, Francis Nicholas Joseph (1880–1936), politician and farmer, was born on 16 October 1880 at Altmouth, Alt Road, Hightown, near Liverpool, the first of the three children of Francis Nicholas Blundell (1853–1884), land agent, and his wife, Mary (Polly) Sweetman (1859–1930). Blundell was a prominent public figure between the wars whose main interests were agriculture and Roman Catholic causes. His father died when he was three and he was brought up with his two sisters by his mother, a successful author who wrote some fifty novels and plays under the name ...

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Burke [de Burgh], Ulick, marquess of Clanricarde (1604–1658), landowner and politician, was the only son of Richard de Burgh, fourth earl of Clanricarde (1572–1635), and his wife, Frances (d. 1632), daughter and heir of Sir Francis Walsingham and widow of Sir Philip Sidney...

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Ulick Burke, marquess of Clanricarde (1604–1658) by unknown artist © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Denis Victor Carter, Baron Carter (1932–2006) by unknown photographer, 1997 © Photoshot

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Carter, Denis Victor, Baron Carter (1932–2006), farmer and politician, was born on 17 January 1932 at 39 Hayles Street, Southwark, London, the son of Albert William Carter (d. 1973), tea warehouseman, and his wife, Annie Julia, née Tynan (d. 1972). The family later moved to ...

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Dease, Edmund Gerald (1829–1904), landowner and politician, was the second son of Gerald Dease of Turbotston, co. Westmeath, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Edmund O'Callaghan of Kilgory, co. Clare. He was born into one of the oldest and most prominent Catholic families in ...

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Maxwell, William, of Terregles, fifth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1555–1603), politician and landowner, was probably born at Hoddom, the eldest son of Sir John Maxwell of Terregles, later fourth Lord Herries of Terregles (c. 1512–1583), and his wife, Agnes Herries (c...

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O'Conor, Charles Owen [known as O'Conor Don] (1838–1906), landlord in Ireland and politician, was born on 7 May 1838 in Dublin. He was the eldest son of Denis O'Conor of Belanagare and Clonallis, co. Roscommon, and Mary, née Blake, daughter of Major Blake...

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Redmond [née Mallick], Bridget Mary (1904–1952), landowner and politician, was born at The Curragh, co. Kildare, on 13 October 1904, the eldest daughter of John Mallick, hotel proprietor, and his wife, Bridget Mary. John Mallick was a well-known judge of horses and his racing colours were familiar at meetings in ...