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Best, Henry (c. 1592–1645), landowner and farmer, was probably born in Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, the second of the five sons and one daughter of James Best (d. 1617), yeoman of Hutton Cranswick (later gentleman of Elmswell, Yorkshire), and his wife, Dorothy (...

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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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Gibson, Sir Herbert, first baronet (1863–1934), landowner and livestock breeder in Argentina, was born at Henderson Place, Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, on 8 July 1863, the fourth son among the nine children of Thomas Gibson (1816–1903) and his wife, Clementina, née Corbett (1829–1886)...

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Grant, Sir George Macpherson-, third baronet (1839–1907), cattle breeder, landowner, and politician, was born on 12 August 1839, probably at Ballindalloch, Banffshire. He was the eldest son of Sir John Macpherson-Grant (1804–1850) and his wife, Marion Helen Campbell (1810–1855). His father was the second baronet and grandson of ...

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Grenville, Anna Eliza Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-, duchess of Buckingham and Chandos (1779–1836), plantation and slave owner, was born on 27 October 1779, the only surviving child and sole heir of James Brydges, third duke of Chandos (1731–1789), and his wife, Anna Eliza (1735–1813), daughter of ...

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Sellar, Patrick (1780–1851), sheep farmer and agent of highland clearances, was born on 5 December 1780 in Elgin, Moray, the only son of Thomas Sellar (1754–1817), solicitor, and his wife, Jean Plenderleath, daughter of the minister of college church in Edinburgh. His father, originally from ...

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Wells, Nathaniel (1779–1852), slave owner and landowner, was born on St Kitts in the Leeward Islands on 10 September 1779, one of at least six children of William Wells (1730–1794), a St Kitts sugar planter and merchant. His mother was Juggy (d...